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ID number:  BIRBI-37.12
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Manet, Édouard (1832-1883)
Title / Object name:  Portrait of Carolus-Duran
Object type:  Painting
Place made:  near Paris
Culture:  French
Date made:  1876
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  192.1 x 173 cm; frame: 220.4 x 201.2 x 9.1 cm
Provenance:  Carolus Duran, Paris; Mme. Marie Villedieu; Paul Rosenberg, Paris; Galerie Durand-Ruel, 1916; Rosenberg, 1917; J. B. Stang, Oslo, 1922; Dr Alfred Gold, Berlin, 1930; Leicester Galleries, London; Purchased from Messrs. Ernest Brown & Phillips, the Leicester Galleries, in 1937 for £3,500.
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In the summer of 1876, Manet stayed with the collector, Ernest Hoschedé, on his estate at Montgeron near Paris. Nearby lived the fashionable portraitist, Émile Auguste Carolus-Duran (1838-1917), an old friend. The two artists began portraits of each other, neither of which was finished. Here Manet successfully captures the swaggering nonchalance of his friend. It seems likely, however, that much of the landscape was brushed in later.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Traces of signature I.I.: Manet

Notes:  Exhibited: 'Exposition d'Art Français du XIXe siècle', Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Paris, France, 1917, no. 37; 'Exposition Föreningen Fransk Konst', Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Denmark and Oslo, Norway, 1922, no. 14; 'Exposition Manet', Galerie Matthiesen, Berlin, Germany, 1928, no. 39; Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1930; E.J. Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 07 January 1933 - 04 February 1933, no. 15; Galerie Eugene Blot, Paris, France, 1935; 'French Impressionism: Treasures from the Midlands', Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 07 June 1991 - 18 August 1991, pp. 14-15; 'Impressionism and the North', Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden, 27 September 2002 - 12 January 2003; 'Manet, Inventor of Modernity', Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France, 04 April 2011 - 3 July 2011; 'Manet: from Portrait to Tableau', Royal Academy, London, UK, 26 January 2013 - 14 April 2013; 'Birth of a Collection: Masterpieces from the Barber Institute of Fine Arts', National Gallery, London, UK, 22 May 2013 - 01 September 2013; 'Edouard Manet', Von Der Heydt-Museum, Germany, 24 October 2017 - 25 February 2018

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