Madame Manet (Suzanne Leenhoff, 1830–1906) at Bellevue

Artist: Édouard Manet (French, Paris 1832–1883 Paris)

Date: 1880

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 31 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. (80.6 x 60.3 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Gift of Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 1997, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002

Accession Number: 1997.391.4

Description

Despite the seemingly rapid brushwork and the summary treatment of detail, this painting was preceded by at least two drawings and an oil sketch. This is Manet's last portrait of his wife; it was painted at Bellevue, a suburb of Paris, where they spent the summer of 1880.

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