Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Portrait of a Woman, Called Héloïse Abélard

Artist:
Style of Gustave Courbet (French, second half 19th century)
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 3/8 x 21 1/8 in. (64.5 x 53.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.119
Not on view
Inscription: Falsely inscribed (lower left): G. Courbet
Théodore Duret, Paris (until 1921; sold to Havemeyer, fall 1921); Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer, New York (1921–d. 1929; cat., 1931, pp. 98–99, ill., as by Courbet)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The H. O. Havemeyer Collection," March 11–November 2, 1930, no. 23 (as "Heloise Abellard").

Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Fakes and Forgeries," July 11–September 29, 1973, no. 146 (as "Heloise Abellard").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection," March 27–June 20, 1993, no. A166 (as "Portrait of a Woman, Called Heloise Abelard").

H. O. Havemeyer Collection: Catalogue of Paintings, Prints, Sculpture and Objects of Art. n.p., 1931, pp. 98–99, ill., calls it "Portrait of Héloïse Abellard" and lists it as a work of Courbet.

Fakes and Forgeries. Exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Minneapolis, 1973, unpaginated, no. 146, ill., calls it "Heloise Abellard" and notes that it was painted by an imitator of Courbet.

Frances Weitzenhoffer. The Havemeyers: Impressionism Comes to America. New York, 1986, pp. 241–42, 257, states that Mrs. Havemeyer bought this work from Théodore Duret in 1921 in Paris.

Susan Alyson Stein in Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1993, p. 279.

Gretchen Wold in Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1993, p. 320, no. A166, ill. p. 319.



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