Gustave Courbet


Jean-Jacques Fernier, French painting expert especially of Courbet,... News PhotoArt Product,Artist,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Expertise,France,French Culture,Gustave Courbet,Horizontal,Office,Paintings,Paris - France,PortraitPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPJean-Jacques Fernier, French painting expert especially of Courbet, poses in his office on February 11, 2013 in Paris, with a reproduction of the allegedly head of the model of the French artist Gustave Courbet's painting (1819-1877) 'L'Origine du Monde' (The Origin of the World). Fernier believes he has solved the mystery of the model in a celebrated 19th century painting as a result of an art lover's 1,400 euro antique shop purchase that could turn out to be worth 40 million euros ($53.6 million), weekly Paris Match reported on February 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)