About this artwork
Finely dressed and carrying an elegant walking stick, influential French artist Édouard Manet appears before a stark background evocative of his own paintings as well as photographic portraits of the time. Created by his friend Henri Fantin-Latour, this depiction confronted the public perception of Manet as a radical bohemian painter of coarse and confrontational compositions (for an example of this, see his Jesus Mocked by the Soldiers). Fantin-Latour instead portrayed him as the genteel man-about-town he actually was.
- Henri Fantin-Latour
- Édouard Manet
- France (Object made in)
- Oil on canvas
- Inscribed lower left: A mon Ami Manet. / Fantin. 1867.
- 46 1/4 × 35 7/16 in. (117.5 × 90 cm)
- Stickney Fund