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The Greyhounds of the Comte de Choiseul

Artist
Gustave Courbet, French, 1819–1877
Date
1866
Material
Oil on canvas
Depicts
Deauville, Basse-Normandie, France, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
Not on view
Dimensions
35 1/4 x 45 7/8 in. (89.5 x 116.5 cm)
framed: 45 1/2 × 56 1/8 × 3 5/8 in. (115.6 × 142.6 × 9.2 cm)
Credit Line
Funds given by Mrs. Mark C. Steinberg
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
168:1953
NOTES
Gustave Courbet spent the summer of 1866 in Deauville on the Normandy coast of France as a guest of the young Comte de Choiseul. While he was there, the artist painted this commissioned portrait of his host's two greyhounds. Courbet emphasized the elegant appearance and high breed of the dogs by portraying them from below, as if they were looking down on the viewer.
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