Sep 20, 2018 - Sale 2485

Sale 2485 - Lot 52

Price Realized: $ 975
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Le Fumeur.

Drypoint on cream laid paper, 1879-82. 235x152 mm; 9 1/4x6 1/8 inches, wide margins. A very good impression with warm plate tone.

This is the only pure drypoint in Manet's printed oeuvre and one of his last prints. For the subject, he returned to a painting from 1866, now in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (he also made an etching based on this painting around 1866-67). Guérin 48; Harris 49.