About this artwork
The daughter of an affluent and cultured family, Eva Gonzalès was Édouard Manet’s first and only official pupil. Girl with Cherries, which features a freely painted figure lit dramatically against a dark background, shows a clear debt to Manet’s contemporary Spanish-style works. The model wears the frilled linen cap and loose, striped gown of an 18th-century servant girl—an occupation further suggested by her rolled-up sleeve.
- Eva Gonzalès
- Girl with Cherries
- Oil on canvas
- Inscribed lower right: Eva Gonzalès
- 22 1/16 × 18 5/8 in. (56.2 × 47.4 cm)
- Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection