Best of Gustave Courbet

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A reproduction of the allegedly head of the model of the French... News PhotoArtist,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Capital Letter,France,French Culture,Gustave Courbet,Paintings,Paris - France,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA reproduction of the allegedly head (up) of the model of the French artist Gustave Courbet's painting (1819-1877) 'L'Origine du Monde' (The Origin of the World), and a draw showing the initial place of the head in the painting, are pictured on February 11, 2013 in Paris. Jean Jacques Fernier, French painting expert especially of Courbet 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)