Musée d’Orsay Aquires Manet Copy of Old Master

May 31 2020

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Picture: Christie's

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz

The Musée d’Orsay in Paris has acquired Edouard Manet's copy of Fra Fillipo Lippi's Self Portrait in the Uffizi, Florence. This rare surviving picture was completed when Manet was around the age of twenty one during his youth and training as a painter

The work was acquired by the museum at the recent Edmond Cormier-Thierry-Delanoue sale at Christie's for €118,750 (including fees). The brushwork is superb, and well worth zooming into if you have a spare moment.

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