Edouard Manet Woman with a Cat c.1880

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Artwork details

Artist
Edouard Manet 1832–1883
Title
Woman with a Cat
La Femme au chat
Date c.1880
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 921 x 730 mm
frame: 1070 x 876 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1918
Reference
N03295
Not on display

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This unfinished portrait is of Manet's wife. It is one of his later works, painted a few years before his death at the age of fifty-one. These were the most freely painted of his career. He then also used pastel, and the parallel shading of this sketch is like the application of pastels. Manet then favoured small scale and casual subjects.

September 2004

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