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Portrait of Édouard Manet

A work made of black crayon, with touches of charcoal, on cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black crayon, with touches of charcoal, on cream wove paper.




Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904

About this artwork

The composition of this drawing is identical with that of the elegant portrait that Fantin-Latour made of Manet in 1867, also in the Art Institute. The controlled and very finished appearance of this work is characteristic of the drawings Fantin-Latour made after paintings for reproduction in the illustrated press. Indeed, it was drawn as a souvenir of the painting to accompany an article devoted to Manet at the time of the exhibition of his paintings and pastels at the galleries of La Vie Moderne.


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Henri Fantin-Latour


Portrait of Édouard Manet


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Black crayon, with touches of charcoal, on cream wove paper


Signed recto, lower left: "A mon ami Manet, Fantin"; inscribed recto, lower right: "A. Aristide Albert, son serviteur fidèle Léon Leenhoff"


39.9 × 31.1 cm (15 3/4 × 12 1/4 in.)

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Clarence Buckingham Collection

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