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The Cat and the Flowers (Le chat et les fleurs)

19th century
175 x 130 mm (6.9 x 5.1 in.)

Édouard Manet, French, (1832–1883)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and aquatint on wove paper from bound volume
State: Fifth of six states? (third of three or fourth of five states, 2nd edition)
Series: from Manet (Edmond Bazire)
Edition: From the second edition of Champfleury’s “Les Chats,” 1870. From page 147 of 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.”
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left: “Manet”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Samuel Putnam Avery (Lugt 41)
Bibliography: Guérin 53 ii; Harris 65 v/vi? (2nd ed. of Champfleury) lists three states, dividing the third into three editions for a total of “5” distinctive printings (1+1+3); Moreau-Nelaton 19.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1949
Accession Number: 1949.D1.1.9

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  • animals - This section can use more hierarchical (quasi-Linnaean) refinement in future; extant terms were assembled into a fairly flat and slightly redundant structure to expedite conversion.
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  • plate Dimensions: 175 x 130 mm (6.9 x 5.1 in.)

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