Mademoiselle Isabelle Lemonnier (1857–1926)

Edouard Manet French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 817

Isabelle Lemonnier was the daughter of a successful Parisian jeweler and the younger sister of Marguerite Charpentier, whose grand portrait by Renoir is also in the Metropolitan’s collection (07.122). Between 1879 and 1882 Manet made several portraits of Isabelle, of whom he seems to have been fond; in the summer of 1880 he sent her a series of letters decorated with charming watercolor sketches.

Mademoiselle Isabelle Lemonnier (1857–1926), Edouard Manet (French, Paris 1832–1883 Paris), Pastel on canvas

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