Gustave Courbet

After the Paris Commune and the scandal of the Vendôme column, Courbet, like many artists, went into exile; he never saw Paris again.

He lived in The Bon-Port House, opposite the port of La Tour de Peilz, and was a regular customer of the Café du Centre, meeting place of those who appreciated the local white wine.
After Courbet’s death on December 31st 1877, an inventory of his works was made by Bocion, a colleague who shared his fascination for Lake Geneva.

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