painter (1832-1883). Carte de visit, signed and inscribed verso. n.p.n.d. 63 : 104 mm.
$ 17,594 / 15.000 €
Beautiful bust portrait of the French modernist painter dedicated to Éva Gonzalès. The three quarters photography on card is raised like a cameo relief. The photo was taken by Ferdinand Mulnier (1817-1891), and the card shows the photographer's mark and address (25, Boulevard des Italiens) on the back.
On the back it is dedicated: "Miss Eva | E. Manet".
Éva Gonzalès (1849-1883) entered Manet's studio in 1869, when she became his student. Eva's presence brought Manet out of his shell. Manet is said to have begun a portrait of her at once, which was completed in March 1870 and exhibited as Mlle E.G, at the Paris Salon the same year.