Gustave Courbet Painting Discovery, Paris Match, Issue 3325
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 31: The famous painting 'L'Origine du Monde' by Gustave Courbet is photographed for Paris Match on January 31, 2013 in Paris, France. PUBLISHED IMAGE. The frame of the painting painted by Courbet and discover by an art lover in an antique shop was the first indication that allowed experts to date the finding. After two years of investigation, the painting was authenticated as the missing part of the famous painting 'L'Origine du Monde' by Gustave Courbet, revealing the face and body of his mistress Joanna Hifferman. CREDIT MUST READ: Philippe Petit/Paris Match/Contour by Getty Images. (Photo by Philippe Petit/Paris Match/Contour by Getty Images)
31 Jan 2013
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