French painter (1819-1877) who led the Realism movement and was scorned for his rigid classical outlook. He was imprisoned and fined for his part in the destruction of the Vendome Column and later fled to Switzerland. Scarce 4.25 x 6.25 'Portrait Album' cabinet photo by Paul Metzner, signed and inscribed on the reverse in ink to a member of the Anheuser-Busch family, "A Mlle. Elisa Eberhard, Gustave Courbet." In very good to fine condition, with soiling and scattered small stains to the signed side.
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