Lot #17265

Portrait of Charles Baudelaire in Profile By Edouard Manet

estimate: $400 - $600

starting price: $150

closing price: $

technique: Etching
Dimension: 10.8 x 9.5 cm
condition: Oxidized paper
provenance: Estate of Prof. Victor Deutsch

b. Paris, 23 Jan 1832; d. Paris, 3 April 1883. French painter and printmaker. Once classified as an Impressionist, he has subsequently been regarded as a Realist who influenced and was influenced by the Impressionist painters of the 187s, though he never exhibited with them nor adopted fully their ideas and procedures. His painting is notable for its brilliant alla prima painterly technique; in both paintings and prints he introduced a new era of modern, urban subject-matter. In his relatively short career he evolved from an early style marked by dramatic light-dark contrasts and based on Spanish 17th-century painting to high-keyed, freely brushed compositions whose content bordered at times on Symbolism. (The Grove Dictionary of Art)