AMAZONE

amazone

Oil on Canvas
Signed Bottom left on the back: << Offert à M Prins en souvenir de mon mari Ed. Manet. Veuve Ed. Manet, 1883.»
114 x 86 cm
1882

For the identity of the model, see Wildenstein n° 394. Manet who was exhausted at the time and had a hard time painting, persisted on his Amazone. In front of his friend Prins, he lacerates the web from top to bottom. After Manet’s death, Ms. Manet offered Prins to choose a canvas in Manet’s studio; Prins chose the lacerated Amazon (op.cit., Ch. Fegdal). The canvas was relined and restored thereafter.

Expositions:

Meisterwerke aus Privatsammlungen. Kunstmuseum, Winterthur. 1922. n° 63: Die Hauptwerke der Sammlung Hahnloser. Kunstmuseum. Winterthur. Lucerne. 1940. n° 63: Die Welt des Impressionismus. Museum zu Allerheiligen. Schaffhausen. 1963; Torso. Das Unvollendete als Künstlerische Form. Stadtische Kunsthalle. Recklinghausen. 1964. n° 229; Franzosische Malerei des 19. Jahrhunderts von David bis Cézanne. Haus der Kunst. Munich, 1964-1965. n° 174.

Literature

P. Courthion. La Collection Arthur Hahnloser, in: L Amour de l’Art, 1926. n° 2. p. 63 (ill.): E. Blot. Histoire d’une Collection de Tableaux modernes. Paris. 1934. p. 75; P. Jamot – G. Wildenstein. 1932. n° 481; Ch. Fegdal. Edouard Manet et son Ami Prins. in: Les Beaux-Arts. 20 octobre 1942: A. Tabarant. 1947. p. 458; D. Rou art – S. Orienti. 1970. n° 414b; Denis Rouart – Daniel Wildenstein, Edouard Manet: Catalogue Raisonné Part 1. 1975, n°396.

Provenance

Inventory after death 1883, s. n°, Amazone déchirée; Ernest-Pierre Prins, Paris; Eugène Blot; Camentron, Paris: P .A.. Winterthur.