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    Sale 12070

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1074

    Edouard Manet (1832-1883)

    Tête de femme

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Edouard Manet (1832-1883)
    Tête de femme
    stamped with initials 'E.M.' (Lugt 880; lower right)
    sanguine on paper squared for transfer laid down on paper
    10 ¾ x 8 7/8 in. (27.1 x 22.5 cm.)
    Drawn circa 1867


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    The present drawing is related to the figure of Mme Manet in the 1868 painting Madame Manet au Piano in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

    Provenance

    Estate of the artist.
    Suzanne Leenhoff (wife of the artist), Paris (by descent from the above).
    Galerie de Bayser, Paris.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, May 1969.


    Literature

    E. Waldmann, Edouard Manet, Berlin, 1923, p. 103 (illustrated).
    J. Rewald, Edouard Manet, Pastels, Oxford, 1947, p. 6 (illustrated).
    A. de Leiris, The Drawings of Edouard Manet, Berkeley, 1969, pp. 107-108, no. 183 (illustrated, fig. 220).
    G. Bazin, Edouard Manet, Milan, 1972, p. 65 (illustrated, p. 64, fig. 1; titled Studio per 'Mme Manet al piano').
    D. Rouart and D. Wildenstein, Edouard Manet, Catalogue raisonné, Lausanne, 1975, vol. II, p. 144, no. 384 (illustrated, p. 145).