Cliffs on the Sea Coast: Small Beach, Sunrise (Falaise au bord de la mer, vu Petite Plage, soleil levant)
France (Artist's nationality:)
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Robert Fernier, La vie et l’œuvre de Gustave Courbet: catalogue raisonné, vol. 1 (Lausanne: Bibliothèque des arts, 1977), pp. 266–67, no. 500 (ill.).
Pierre Courthion, L’opera completa di Courbet (Milan: Rizzoli, 1985), pp. 99–100, no. 466.
Pierre Courthion, Tout l’œuvre peint de Courbet (Paris: Flammarion, 1995), pp. 99–100, no. 466.
Ségolène Le Men, Courbet (New York: Abbeville Press, 2008), p. 337, pl. 272.
Possibly Carlin; his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 29, 1872, no. 4 as Petite plage. Possibly Jourde; his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 4, 1881, no. 22 as Plage to Mr. Brame for 890 francs [buyer and price according to an annotated copy of the sale catalogue in the Ryerson Library, Art Institute]. Sold Paris, Palais Galliera, June 19, 1962, lot 19. John J. Ireland (died 1968), Chicago; by inheritance to his sister Lily Ireland, Chicago; given to the Art Institute, 2001.
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