Pooch portrait by Manet exhibited for the first time

Pooch portrait by Manet exhibited for the first time

March 5, 2021

A portrait of a magnificent dog painted by the famous French modernist artist Édouard Manet more than 140 years ago is being seen by the public for the very first time. This splendid canvas shows Minnay, a Griffon with a gorgeous coat that belonged to Marguerite Lathuille. According to the writer of an article published in The Guardian newspaper, the existence of the painting had already been mentioned in writings about Manet, but it had never been shown  to the public. The artist is said to have painted it in about 20 minutes in 1879 as part of a series of eight dog portraits he produced between 1875 and 1883. He then gave it as a gift to Marguerite Lathuille. Up to now, attempts by various dealers to buy it had all been refused by the Lathuille family. The work was finally put up for sale at an auction in Paris on February 26 and was exhibited for two days prior. Are you a Manet enthusiast? It’s too late to get your hands on this famous artwork, but nothing prevents you from plunging into the world of this famous painter with just a few clicks on the Web! (Katrine Joncas)

Source : The Gardian

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