Lot 131
  • 131

Édouard Manet

50,000 - 70,000 GBP
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  • Édouard Manet
  • Pierrot Danseur
  • brush and ink, watercolour and pencil on paper
  • 27 by 20.1cm., 10 5/8 by 8in.


Pontillon, Paris
Mme. Forget and Alexandre Farra, Paris (acquired by 1926)
Theodore Schempp, New York
John P. and Alice S. Meyer Collection (acquired from the above on 15th April 1954; sale: Sotheby's, New York, 4th May 2006, lot 103)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner


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