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ÉDOUARD MANET Le Guitarero (ou Le Chanteur Espagnol).
Etching and roulette printed in black on cream laid paper, 1861-62. 298x245 mm; 11 3/4x9 5/8 inches, small margins, as issued. Fifth state (of 6). Printed by Delâtre, Paris. From L'Artiste. Ex-collection Prandi, blind stamp lower right (not in Lugt). A superb, richly-inked impression with very strong contrasts.
Based on Manet's same-titled painting, 1861, now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. When it was first exhibited, at the Paris Salon of 1861, it brought him his first major critical success, which created a demand for the etched version. Guérin 16; Harris 12.