Courbet, Gustave (1819-77); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1844. Paul Ansout (1820-94); friend of Courbet and later Conseiller Municipal at Dieppe; portrayed at his desk with a book and in the act of writing a letter to his 'dear mother'; Provenance: Chateau Musee, Dieppe, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.