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Dead Toreador

A work made of etching, aquatint, and drypoint in black on buff laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching, aquatint, and drypoint in black on buff laid paper.




Édouard Manet
French, 1832-1883

About this artwork

The Salon on 1864 included Manet’s painting Episode from a Bullfight, which he later divided into two fragments, both reworked as single compositions. One of the fragments, the Dead Toreador (now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), was first exhibited in 1867, and the etching shown here dates from that time or shortly after. The etching itself was exhibited in the Salon of 1869 with Exotic Flower, which is stylistically similar and also of a Spanish theme.


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Édouard Manet


Dead Toreador


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Etching, aquatint, and drypoint in black on buff laid paper


Image: 9.7 × 19.5 cm (3 7/8 × 7 11/16 in.); Plate: 10.8 × 20.5 cm (4 5/16 × 8 1/8 in.); Sheet: 15.7 × 23.3 cm (6 3/16 × 9 3/16 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by Dr. Eugene A. Solow; William McCallin McKee Memorial and Joseph T. Ryerson endowments; Print and Drawing Club Fund

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