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Les gitanos (The Gypsies)
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Les gitanos (The Gypsies)

1862

Publisher
Strolin

Artist
Edouard Manet (1832 - 1883)

Etcher
Edouard Manet (1832 - 1883)

Etching

Height: 31.6 cm (plate mark); Width: 23.7 cm (plate mark);

Inscription
Inscription, inscribed, signed, recto, lower right

Acquisition
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1934
G.1934.SC.190.4

About this work
This etching, based on an earlier painting, was commissioned in 1862 by the publisher Cadart for the first portfolio of the Société des Aquafortistes — a key publication that marked the beginning of the revival of etching as an art form. An outstanding feature of Manet’s print is his vigorous etching technique: a pattern of long lines, and short closely-hatched marks create a rich variation of light and shadow, the overall atmosphere reflecting the artist’s admiration for Spanish painting. (Permanent collection label)



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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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