Manet by Fantin-Latour

Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) was most famous for naturalistic still-life of flowers and fruit as well as slightly mysterious portraits of his fellow artists. One of his most famous friends and sitters was the elegantly dressed Edouard Manet of 1867. Although he made some of the most controversial and progressive art of his time, Manet's outward appearance was that of a well-off sophisticate. Fantin-Latour manages to capture his handsome look, while hinting at Manet's considerable fortitude.

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