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Édouard Manet

Portrait of a straight-faced, light-skinned man with a bushy, light-brown beard and rosy cheeks wearing a dark vest, jacket, and shiny top hat. He grasps a thin cane, held horizontally, with both hands.
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  • Portrait of a straight-faced, light-skinned man with a bushy, light-brown beard and rosy cheeks wearing a dark vest, jacket, and shiny top hat. He grasps a thin cane, held horizontally, with both hands.

Date:

1867

Artist:

Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904

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.

Status

On View, Gallery 225

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Henri Fantin-Latour

Title

Édouard Manet

Place

France (Object made in)

Date

1867

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower left: A mon Ami Manet. / Fantin. 1867.

Dimensions

46 1/4 × 35 7/16 in. (117.5 × 90 cm)

Credit Line

Stickney Fund

Reference Number

1905.207

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