Édouard Manet, Seated, Holding His Hat

Edgar Degas French
Sitter Edouard Manet French

Not on view

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.

Édouard Manet, Seated, Holding His Hat, Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Graphite and black chalk

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