Édouard Manet, Bust-Length Portrait

Edgar Degas French
Portrait of Edouard Manet French

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Manet's intensity and wit emerge, sizzling, from Degas's tightly packed lines. The portrait corresponds to Zola's description: "the eyes, narrow and deep set, have a boyish liveliness and fire; the mouth very characteristic, thin, mobile, a trifle mocking at the corners."

Édouard Manet, Bust-Length Portrait, Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Etching, drypoint, and aquatint; third state of four

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