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Beatrice Bouvet (b.1861)

Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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The Salins industrialist Alfred Bouvet purchased two Courbet landscapes and commissioned this portrait of his daughter, then aged three. She is holding a toy sheep on a wheeled base. Courbet seldom attempted portraits of children and remarked: 'It is the hardest thing you can imagine: a three year-old girl, as fair as tow, as white as milk and, by Jove, extremely pretty'.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

  • Date

    1864

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    91.9 x 73.2 cm

  • Accession number

    NMW A 2447

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from A. Tooth and Sons Ltd, 1976

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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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