DAC Collection Object Information
Portrait of Edouard Manet,
From Manet (Edmond Bazire)
Drypoint on laid paper in bound volume
Print impression quality: Excellent
Dimensions (Plate): 68 x 60 mm (2.7 x 2.4 in.)
Dimensions (Sheet): 174 x 150 mm (6.9 x 5.9 in.)
Watermark: No watermark
Edition: From Edmond Bazire’s one-volume Manet (Paris: A. Quantin, 1884), which includes Emile Zola’s Edouard Manet, étude biographique et critique (1867) and Charles Cros’s Le Fleuve. Per Fisher (Manet, 1985, p. 23): “The prints in this volume were extra-illustrated, or bound in. The book was owned at one time by Avery who acquired many of his rarest Manets from George A. Lucas (1824–1909). Lucas was assisted by the major collector of Manet, Henri Guérard (1846–1897) whose association with Manet began in the 1870s. Guérard also printed editions from the plates before Manet's death & shortly afterward. Major American holdings—Avery & Lucas—derive essentially from Guérard.”
Accession number: 1949.D1.1.15
Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1949
Provenance / Collectors' marks: Samuel Putnam Avery (Lugt 41)
Bibliography: C.J. 170; for information on the portraits, see Heinrich Schwarz, “Two Unknown Portraits of Manet,” Gazette des Beaux-Arts, vol. 53 (April 1959).
Work Type: print
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