ÉTUDE POUR L’ÉVASION DE ROCHEFORT

l evasion de rochefort

Oil on Canvas
Signed Bottom right by Mrs Manet: E.Manet.
50 x 48 cm
1881

We see in this sketch the silhouette of Olivier Pain, sitting alone in a boat. A drawing can be close to this sketch: Bateau échoué, sketch in pencil (Wildenstein Drawings n° 242).

Literature

P. Jamot – G. Wildenstein, 1932, n° 455; A. Tabarant, 1947, n° 376, p. 404; M. Bodelsen, Early Impressionist Sales, 1874-1894, in: Burlington Magazine, juin 1968, pp. 341-342, n° 83; D. Rouart – S. Orienti, 1970, n° 346c; Denis Rouart – Daniel Wildenstein, Edouard Manet: Catalogue Raisonné Part 1. 1975, n°368.

Provenance

part of the catalogue of the sale Manet, Drouot, Paris, 4-5 February 1884, n° 83 (replaced at the last moment by Le Vélocipède); sale R. Zambaux, Drouot, Paris, 28 June 1923, n° 117; baron Gourgaud; M. Crocker, San Francisco.