Lot 46
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Signed autograph letter addressed to "my dear friend" S.l., [1848]. 4 pages in-4 in ink on paper. In 1848, Courbet, who until then had not exhibited much at the Salon, presented about ten canvases: "since I left you I have made 4 paintings, one of 8 feet long and the others of 4 feet. The exhibition will open in a month, and in a fortnight I must send my new paintings". Engaged in the insurrectionary days of February 1848, Courbet doubts however about his success at the Salon: "The exhibition that is going to open will be very unfavourable to me as you may think, in France I am rightly or wrongly called the socialist painter". Noticed, he nevertheless obtains a second-class medal there and now enjoys public recognition, confirmed the following year with the purchase by the State of L'Après-dînée in Ornans (Lille, Palais des Beaux-Arts).
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