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  1. Gus·tave [gys-tav] /güsˈtav/, 1819–77, French painter.
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Examples from the Web for courbet

Historical Examples

  • After him there are only two worth speaking of, Delacroix and Courbet.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • His landscapes are somewhat akin to those of Michel and of Courbet.

    Adventures in the Arts

    Marsden Hartley

  • In other words Courbet survived while the Barbizonians perished.

    Adventures in the Arts

    Marsden Hartley

  • After the sixties the influence of Courbet began to be directly felt.

  • He mastered all that Gleyre could teach on the one hand, Courbet on the other.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

British Dictionary definitions for courbet


  1. Gustave (ɡystav). 1819–77, French painter, a leader of the realist movement; noted for his depiction of contemporary life
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