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Courbet, Gustave [French, 1819-1877]


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  Courbet, Gustave [French, 1819-1877]

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Title:  Mère Grégoire
Artist:  Courbet, Gustave [French, 1819-1877]
Year:  1855 and 1857-1859
Material:  Oil on canvas
Dimensions:  50 3/4 x 38 3/8 in. (129 x 97.5 cm)
Where:  The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois USA
Notes:  Mère Grégoire is a character from a popular song written in 1820 by French lyricist Pierre Jean Béranger. As described by Béranger, she was the portly proprietress of a Parisian brothel.

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