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French painter a focus at BC museum

The 19th-century French painter Gustave Courbet never traveled as far as the United States, but evidence suggests he probably would have enjoyed the trip. He counted many American art collectors among his greatest devotees.

Members of the Allston Club, a salon in Boston devoted to fine art, and Isabella Stewart Gardner were among the early American purchasers of his work, and a hunting scene purchased by the Allston Club hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts.

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