Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet! The Bruyas Collection from the Musee Fabre, Montpellier Art Sarah Lees (Edited by) RMN 2004 Paperback 255 pages Illustrated 280x220mm 2711847780 | 9782711847785 | Product code: 84857 In his famous The Meeting ("Bonjour Monsieur Courbet!"), Courbet depicts an encounter with Alfred Bruyas (1821-1877), his patron. With tastes ranging from romanticism to realism, Bruyas collected both traditional and what was then avant-garde art. Featuring works by artists including Courbet, Cabanel, Delacroix, Ingres and Millet, this catalogue and study examines Bruyas' role as one of the foremost collectors of contemporary art in France and the significance of his patronage of living artists.