The Source of the Loue

Gustave Courbet French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 811

Courbet often painted the rocky grotto at the source of the Loue, the river that flows through his native village, Ornans, in the Franche-Comté region of eastern France. This view is probably one of four he mentioned to the dealer Luquet in the spring of 1864, when he wrote: "I've been to the source of the Loue these last days and made four landscapes about 1 meter 40."

#6126. The Source of the Loue

The Source of the Loue, Gustave Courbet (French, Ornans 1819–1877 La Tour-de-Peilz), Oil on canvas

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