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Part of European Paintings
Édouard Manet (French, Paris 1832–1883 Paris)
Date: 1862Accession Number: 29.100.53
Date: 1866–67Accession Number: 29.100.52
Date: 1866Accession Number: 89.21.3
Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date: ca. 1867–68Accession Number: 39.161
Date: 1864Accession Number: 29.100.51
Date: 1865Accession Number: 29.100.128
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This gallery is devoted to major figure paintings by the progenitors of modernism. Manet, Degas, and Fantin were considered to be the harbingers of The New Painting, also known as Impressionism. The Metropolitan—the first museum in the world to own Manet's work (1889)—has the most important collection of large-scale painting by these masters outside of France.
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