About This Artwork

Gustave Courbet
French, 1819-1877

The Rock of Hautepierre, c. 1869

Oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (80.2 x 100.3 cm)
Inscribed lower right: G. Courbet

Emily Crane Chadbourne Fund and Major Acquisitions Centennial Fund, 1967.140

Fernier 89

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Williamstown, Massachusetts, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute [as exchange loan] February–May 1975.

Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, Courbet and the Modern Landscape, February 21–May 14, 2006; traveled to Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, June 18-September 10, 2006; Baltimore, Walters Art Museum, October 15, 2006-January 7, 2007, cat. 3.

Pairs, Musée d'Orsay, Gustave Courbet, October 8, 2007- January 28, 2008. New York City, The Metropolitain Museum of Art, February 25- May 18, 2008, Montpellier, Musée Fabre, June 13- September 28, 2008, cat. 106.

Publication History

Karl Scheffler, "Breslauer Kunstleben," Kunst und Künstler 21 (1923), p. 129–30 (ill.).

Charles Léger, Courbet (Paris, 1929), pl. 6.

Alice Landsberger, "Eine grosse deutsche Privatsammlung. Die Sammlung Silberberg in Breslau," Die Dame, no. 16 (May, 1930), p. 15.

Karl Scheffler, "Die Sammlung Max Silberberg," Kunst und Künstler 30 (1931), p. 6.

"Les ventes," Bulletin de l’art ancien et moderne, no. 814 (May 1935), p. 216.

Die Weltkunst 9 (1935), p. 3.

"Auktions-Vorschau," Die Weltkunst 34 (1964), p. 941 (ill.).

"Auctions, Auktionen, Ventes. Deutschland, Spitzenpreise und ungewöhnlich hohes Gesamtniveau," Die Weltkunst 34 (1964), p. 941 (ill.).

"Spitzenpreise und ungewöhnlich hohes Gesamtniveau," Die Weltkunst 34 (1964), p. 1108.

"Lempertz Auktion," Pantheon 23 (1965), p. 3.

"International Saleroom," Connoisseur 158, no. 637 (1965), p.188 (ill.).

A. Mardersteig, "Ergebnisse von Winterauktionen," Die Kunst und das schöne Heim 63, no. 6 (1965), p. 6.

"La Chronique des Arts," Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 6th ser., 70 (1967), p. 3.

Art Institute of Chicago Annual Report 1966–67 (Chicago, 1967), pp. 2–3 (ill.), 6, 27.

John Maxon, The Art Institute of Chicago (New York, 1971), pp. 73–74 (ill.).

Robert Fernier, La vie et l’oeuvre de Gustave Courbet: catalogue raisonné (Paris, 1978), p. 52, no. 89, pl. 89.

Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago: One Hundred Masterpieces (Chicago, 1978), pp. 84–85 (ill.).

John D. Morse, Old Master Paintings in North America (New York, 1979), p. 70.

Pierre Courthion, L’opera completa di Courbet (Milan, 1985), p. 76, no. 83, pl. 6.

Richard R. Brettell, French Salon Artists, 1800–1900 (Chicago and New York, 1988), pp. 78, 81 (ill.), 117.

Michael Fried, Courbet's Realism (Chicago, 1990), pp. 242–46, fig. 98.

Valérie Bajou, Courbet, (Paris, 2003), p. 227.

Mary Morton, Courbet and the Modern Landscape, Exh. cat. (The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2006), p. 56, ill. 60. cat. 3.
Laurence Des Cars, Gustave Courbet, Exh. cat. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008), p. 262, cat. 106.

Ownership History

Adolf Rothermundt, Dresden-Blasewitz, before 1923 [according to Scheffler 1923 and 1935 Graupe sale cat. cited below]. Max Silberberg, Breslau, by 1923 to 1935 [according to 18 July 1967 letter from Fritz Nathan to Charles Cunningham in curatorial file, and Scheffler 1923]; sold Galerie Paul Graupe, Berlin, 23 March 1935, no. 20 [price given in Die Weltkunst 1935]. German private collection [according to Alexander, Graf Strasoldo of Lempertz, Cologne, letter of 21 September 1998 in curatorial file]; sold Lempertz, Cologne, 11–14 November 1964, no. 289, to Galerie Nathan, Zurich [Nathan letter cited above]; sold by Galerie Nathan to Paul Rosenberg Gallery and Co., New York, 4 June 1965 [copy of invoice in curatorial file]; sold by Paul Rosenberg Gallery to the Art Institute, 1967.




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