Édouard Manet (1832-1883)
“Perhaps it surprises you to see pictures other than my own paintings and Japanese prints? Renoir and Sisley possessed no paintings by other artists. Their own canvases must have been all that they needed… As for me, I love all beautiful things.” C. Monet quoted in M. Elder, À Giverny, chez Claude Monet, 1924.Property from the family of Claude Monet
Édouard Manet (1832-1883)

Polichinelle

Details
Édouard Manet (1832-1883)
Polichinelle
lithograph in colors, 1874, on Japon paper, third state with lettering, signed with initials and numbered 20 in ink (from an edition of 25)
Sheet: 20 3/8 x 14 5/8 in. (51.8 x 37.2 cm)
Provenance
Claude Monet, Giverny.
Michel Monet, Giverny (by descent from the above).
Rolande Verneiges, France (gifted from the above).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
Literature
Guérin 79; Harris 80
Post lot text
When Édouard Manet died in 1883, Claude Monet solicited his fellow artists “in order to buy his Olympia and present it to the Louvre.” (C. Monet quoted in a letter to H. C. Guérard, 17 October 1889). The Polichinelle appears as a vestige of Monet’s devoted admiration for the father of the Impressionist movement.

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