The Apostle Jean Journet

A work made of lithograph in black on wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on wove paper.

Date:

1850

Artist:

Gustave Courbet
French, 1819-1877

About this artwork

Jean Journet was a nineteenth-century secular evangelist who traveled throughout France and Belgium preaching on behalf of the Fourier movement, a form of utopian socialism that aspired to the creation of social harmony. This portrait of Journet is surrounded by verses intended to be sung by the reader as a moralizing call to change. Courbet’s use of this format of text combined with image-more commonly found in crude, popular woodcuts-signals his solidarity with the movement and its popular roots.

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Artist

Gustave Courbet

Title

The Apostle Jean Journet

Origin

France

Date

Made 1850

Medium

Lithograph in black on wove paper

Dimensions

240 × 170 mm (image); 472 × 342 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1940.88

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