Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Marine: The Waterspout, 1870
    Gustave Courbet (French, 1819–1877)
    Oil on canvas; 27 1/8 x 39 1/4 in. (68.9 x 99.7 cm)
    H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929 (29.160.35)

    Marine: The Waterspout depicts a tornado at sea, a dramatic phenomenon that occurs when temperature differences in the air create a whirling spiral of wind and water. The subject appealed to Courbet's patrons; he painted several versions beginning in 1866, varying the palette and sometimes including human figures.

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  • Marine: The Waterspout, 1870
    Gustave Courbet (French, 1819–1877)
    Oil on canvas; 27 1/8 x 39 1/4 in. (68.9 x 99.7 cm)
    H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929 (29.160.35)


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