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 face of the woman who was famously painted by Courbet was discover by an art lover in an antique shop. 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. Pictured is Jean-Jacques Fernier from Institut Gustave Courbet, author of 'Catalogue raissone' confirmed the authenticity of the painting. CREDIT MUST READ: Philippe Petit/Paris Match/Contour by Getty Images. (Photo by Philippe Petit/Paris Match/Contour by Getty Images)
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