Manet et son chevalet (1868-1870)

Bazille, Frédéric (1841-1870)

Manet et son chevalet (Manet and his Easel)
Charcoal, blue and white chalk on blue laid paper faded to yellow-gray, 29.5 x 21.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York

This sensitive drawing testifies to the collaboration and friendship among the prominent Impressionist painters. It likely was made in Bazille’s Paris studio on the Rue La Condamine just a year before the artist’s untimely death in the Franco-Prussian War, when hisrelationship with Manet had grown especially close. (MET)

See also:

Manet, Édouard (1832-1883)