Edouard Manet etchings for sale

French, 1832-1883

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Exotic Flower (Woman in a Mantilla) Fleur Exotic (La Femme a la Mantille) -  MANET

Exotic Flower (Woman in a Mantilla) Fleur Exotic (La Femme a la Mantille)
Etching and aquatint, 1868, Harris 57 (iii/III), edition of 350 on laid paper plus 36 extra proofs. 6 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. This charming print was published by Lemerre in 1869. Philippe Burty asked Manet to provide this etching for his Sonnets et Eaux-fortes. There was only one published edition of this print and they are all lifetime impressions. It was exhibited at the Salon of 1869.

Les Gitanos (The Gypsies) -  MANET

Les Gitanos (The Gypsies)
Etching, 1862, Harris 18 (ii/II), total edition unknown. 12 3/8 x 9 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. This is a very fine impression printed on HUDELIST paper with light plate tone. The margins are wide but somewhat trimmed. The condition is fine. This is an early, lifetime impression as printed by Delatre and published by the Societe des Aquafortistes (Cadart et Chevalier, 66, rue de Richelieu). Later editions of this important print appeared in 1874, 1890, 1894 and 1905.

Lola de Valence -  MANET

Lola de Valence
Etching and aquatint, 1863, Harris 33 (vi/VIII), Guérin 23, Fisher 25; edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 7 1/16 in. Signed in the plate, lower left and also with the printed signature below. This is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper with no apparent watermark. The sheet has apparently the full margins and the condition is fine other than for two subtle hinges on the left edge verso, not showing on the front. According to Harris (revised edition, 1990), there were two different 1863 printings of this plate, this one for the Société des Aquafortistes, the first published printing (1863). "Imp. Delâtre, rue Saint-Jacques, 363, Paris," appears to the left of the printed verse, "Paris, Publié par A CADART & LUQUET, Editeurs, 79 Rue Richelieu" appears in the lower right, just below the image. The Cadart & Luquet blindstamp is also present in the lower margin, center. Number "67" appears in the upper right which refers to this as Plate 67 of Eaux-fortes modernes, 2nd year, 2nd issue. (The second printing lacks the the words"Ed.Manet sculpt.") The subject of this lovely print is Lola Melea who was a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet of Madrid. The Ballet appeared in Paris in 1862 at the Hippodrome theatre and Manet asked the dance troupe to pose for him. He also executed an oil painting of the same subject as well as a lithographic sheet music cover. The painting is now in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

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