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Creator Name: Degas, Edgar Germain Hilaire
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: French, 1834-1917
Creator Name-CRT: Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas
Creator Name: Manet, Édouard
Creator Role: Sitter
Creator Dates/Places: French, 1832-1883
Creator Name-CRT: Édouard, Manet
Title: Édouard Manet, Seated
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1866
Creation End Date: 1868
Creation Date: ca. 1866-68
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: black chalk on off-white wove paper
Dimensions: Sheet: 13 1/16 x 9 1/16 in. (33.1 x 23 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 19.51.7
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1918
This drawing and another by Degas (MMA 19.51.6), both purchased at the sale of the contents of Degas's studio in 1918, are preparatory studies for an etched portrait of Manet made about 1866-68, a few years after the two painters first met in the Louvre.
Degas portrayed Manet several times: He made a drawing of Manet watching the races at Longchamps (MMA 19.51.8) and a painting that showed him listening to Mme Manet playing the piano. Upon receiving the painting, Manet was dissatisfied with his wife's likeness and cut off her side of the canvas, an act which enraged Degas and soured the artists' friendship.
AMICA ID: MMA_.19.51.7
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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