Sep 20, 2018 - Sale 2485

Sale 2485 - Lot 53

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
Le Torero Mort.

Etching and aquatint printed in dark brownish black on Japan paper, 1867-68. 156x224 mm; 6 1/4x8 7/8 inches, full margins. Seventh state (of 7). Edition of approximately only 50. Published by Cadart, Paris. From Édouard Manet: Eaux-fortes. A brilliant, dark, lifetime impression, extremely scarce in this issue.

Manet (1832-1883) based this etching on his same-titled painting from 1864, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (he had divided an earlier canvas to isolate the toreador, the other part of the canvas in now in The Frick Collection, New York). Guérin 33; Harris 55.