Gustave Courbet's landscape, depicting the source of the Lison River in France, was discovered in a storage box at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2016. It was so darkened that only a few letters of the artist's signature were visible, (Emma Lee/WHYY).

February 23, 2023

Forgotten painting by a 19th-century French rebel is discovered at Penn | by Peter Crimmins | February 21, 2023

"A landscape painted more than 150 years ago by the radical French realist Gustave Courbet had been slowly moldering in a box in the basement of a building on the University of Pennsylvania campus, likely for more than a century, until it was accidentally discovered by a construction crew doing renovations."

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