Woman with a Parrot  1866

by Gustave Courbet

When this painting was shown in the Salon of 1866, critics censured Courbet's "lack of taste" as well as his model's "ungainly" pose and "disheveled hair." Yet the provocative picture found favor with a younger generation of artists who shared Courbet’s disregard for academic standards. Manet began his version of the subject (89.21.3) the same year; and Cézanne apparently ...
51 x 77 in. (129.5 x 195.6 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art