Lot 103
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Édouard Manet

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  • Édouard Manet
  • Pierrot danseur
  • Pen and ink and watercolor on light blue paper
  • 10 1/2 by 8 in.
  • 26.7 by 20.4cm


Pontillon, Paris
Mme. Forget and Alexandre Farra, Paris (1926)
Theodore Schempp, New York
Acquired from the above on April 15, 1954


Julius Meier-Graefe, Edouard Manet,  Munich, 1912, discussed pp. 11-12
Étienne Moreau-Nélaton, Manet, raconté par lui-même, vol. 1, Paris, 1926, illustrated fig. 2
André Tabarant, Manet et ses œuvres, Paris, 1947, discussed p. 22 and catalogued no. 542
Jacques Mathey, Graphisme de Manet, Paris, 1961, no. 7, illustrated
Alain de Leiris, The Drawings of Edouard Manet, Berkeley, 1969, cat. no. 1, fig. no. 39, illustrated p. 53
Denis Rouart and Daniel Wildenstein, Edouard Manet, catalogue raisonné, pastels, aquarelles et dessins, vol. 2, Geneva, 1975, no. 450, illustrated p. 165

Catalogue Note

The subject of the present work is Pontillon, the brother-in-law of Berthe Morisot, who became good friends with Manet while serving at sea aboard the boat  Le Havre et Guadeloupe.