L’Infante Marguerite

Edouard Manet
L’Infante Marguerite
Etching
1862

An original Edouard Manet Etching.

(The Infant Marguerite)

1862

Original etching printed in black ink on laid paper bearing the “Van Gelder” watermark, a fleur-de-lys in a crowned shield surmounting the letters “VGZ.”

A dark richly printed impression of Harris’ only state. From the edition of 100. Published by Alfred Strölin in 1905.

Catalog: Guérin 6; Harris 14

Image size: 6 3/8 x 5 13/16 inches Sheet size: 12 3/16 x 12 3/16 inches

Manet here shows his admiration for the etched works of Goya for he employs various devices used by the Spanish artist, such as zigzag hatchings in the background and small areas of parallel lines with no actual contours to indicate shadows.

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