Portrait of Julien de la Rochenoire  1882

by Edouard Manet

While known as one of the greatest painters in 19th-century France, Édouard Manet was also one of the most innovative pastel artists of his era. Here he depicted the animal painter Julien de la Rochenoire, an old friend who had likely dropped by Manet's studio. Dashing strokes of salmon and black animate the sitter's bewhiskered face, while the swirling background wallpape...
55.7 × 35.3 cm (21.9 × 13.9 in)
Pastel on canvas
Courtesy of The Getty