Édouard Manet

French painter, 1832-1883

Édouard Manet was a French painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe) and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art.

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Manet, Édouard

painter (1832-1883). Autograph Letter Signed ("Ed. Manet"). n. p. n. d. 8vo. 1 p.
$ 5,051 / 4.500 € (60679)

Attractive Manet letter thanking his correspondent for his interesting book and stating that he himself is a great admirer of "vos précieux et remarquables travaux."

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Manet, Édouard

painter (1832-1883). Carte de visit, signed and inscribed verso. n.p.n.d. 63 : 104 mm.
$ 16,836 / 15.000 € (80021)

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.

Manet’s work received critics as Mlle E.G. is presented in a stiff posture and an expensive dress, clearly unfit for creating artwork. Gonzalès was Manet’s only formal student and modeled for several other painters of the Impressionist school. Her work as a painter was celebrated by Salon reviewers for her inherent intuition and her intrinsic technical skill. In 1879 she married Henri Guérard, a graphic artist and Manet’s engraver..

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Manet, Édouard

painter (1832-1883). Autograph letter signed ("E. Manet".) [Paris] 49 Rue St. Petersbourg. Small 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf.
$ 8,979 / 8.000 € (34081/BN29824)

Addressed to an unknown recipient regarding sending him artist's proofs: "Monsieur, Je vous prie de m'envoyer les épreuves d'essai de la pierre qu'on est venu chercher chez moi il y a huit jours [...]". - From the collection of Paige Rense Noland; small spot and thumbprint in upper margin, usual folds.

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Manet, Édouard

French painter (1832-1883). Autograph letter signed. N. p. 125:100 mm. Single page on notepaper, five lines of text in black ink.
$ 9,540 / 8.500 € (48205/BN30586)

To Jules Champfleury, informing him that a lithographic stone he has prepared is ready for collection, and that he expects that it will come out well. Manet illustrated "Les Chats" for the author.

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Manet, Édouard

Maler (1832-1883). Autograph letter signed. Wohl Paris. 1 S. 8vo.
$ 5,051 / 4.500 € (62222/BN45381)

To the painter Henrik Nordenberg. - With printed address "4 Rue Saint Petersbourg".

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