Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Portrait of Edouard Manet,

From Manet (Edmond Bazire)

Graphite drawing on leaf in bound volume

Note in pencil by Guerard at bottom

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.D1.1.16

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1949

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Samuel Putnam Avery (Lugt 41).

Bibliography: For information on the portraits, see Heinrich Schwarz, “Two Unknown Portraits of Manet,” Gazette des Beaux-Arts 53 (April 1959).

Work Type: drawing

Related Works: See DAC 1949.D1.1.1–22.

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