Boy with Pitcher (La Régalade)

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

1862/72

Artist:

Édouard Manet
French, 1832-1883

About this artwork

X-radiographs have revealed that this painting is a fragment of Les Gitanes, a large portrait of a gypsy family exhibited by Édouard Manet in 1863 and 1867. Apparently dissatisfied with his complex imitation of Spanish Baroque art, he cut the original painting into three sections and reconceived this portion as an individual work of art. The artist painted out part of the head of a female gypsy, replaced blue sky with a dark brown ground, and extensively reworked the figure of the boy. He then renamed the painting La Régalade, which means to pour liquid from a bottle down the throat without touching the lips.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 222

Artist

Édouard Manet

Title

Boy with Pitcher (La Régalade)

Origin

France

Date

1858–1877

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: Manet

Dimensions

61.8 × 54.3 cm (24 5/16 × 21 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Dexter McCormick

Reference Number

1968.303

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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