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Portrait of Madame Brunet  1863

by Edouard Manet

This portrait's bold brushwork, stark contrasts of light and dark, and frank presentation of the sitter reflect Manet's early passion for seventeenth-century Spanish painting. Madame Brunet, the wife of a friend, rejected the painting on account of its perceived ugliness however, and the artist retained it in his studio. He eventually cut off the bottom portion of the canv...
132.4 x 100 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Getty