Nude Woman with a Dog  1862

by Gustave Courbet

Although this painting is dated 1868, the year it was first publicly exhibited, it was certainly painted around 1861-1862. The model is in fact Léontine Renaude, the painter's mistress at the time. [br] The erotic tone is created by the direct link between the woman and her dog. The affection shown for the animal is a metaphor of sensual love for the lover, the complicit ...
H.65; W. 81 cm
Oil on canvas
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