La rencontre

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La rencontre, ou "Bonjour Monsieur Courbet"
Gustave Courbet - Bonjour Monsieur Courbet - Musée Fabre.jpg
Artist Gustave Courbet
Year 1854
Type oil on canvas
Dimensions 129 cm × 149 cm (51 in × 59 in)
Location Musée Fabre

The Meeting or "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet" (French: La rencontre, ou "Bonjour Monsieur Courbet") is an 1854 painting by Gustave Courbet.

The painting is traditionally interpreted as Courbet greeted by his patron Bruyas, his servant Calas, and his dog while traveling to Montpellier. The composition is based on the Wandering Jew. The Meeting was exhibited in Paris at the 1855 Exhibition Universelle, where critics ridiculed it as "Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet". Bruyas did not exhibit The Meeting until he donated it to the Musée Fabre in Montpellier in 1868.[1]

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  1. ^ Hilaire, Michel; Amic, Sylvain (2004). Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!: the Bruyas collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier. Réunion des musées nationaux, ISBN 978-0-300-10523-0

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