Edouard Manet Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Édouard Manet (1832–1883) was one of the most stylish nineteenth-century French painters and a major recorder of Parisian life. He painted his family and friends, and literary, political, and artistic figures of the day, often in casual settings. His subjects come to life on canvas, making the viewer curious to know more about these people and their lives.
In the Conservatory portrays Manet’s friends the Guillemets, owners of a clothing shop in Paris. The Café-Concert shows a scene from the Cabaret de Reichshoffen, a popular nightspot where well-off gentlemen and women of lesser means might mingle. Roller-skating was all the rage in Paris in the 1870s, attracting fashionable women such as the one depicted in Skating. Henriette Hauser, mistress of the Prince of Orange, was the model for this painting. Jeanne (Spring) (shown on the box top) presents actress Jeanne Demarsy as an allegory for spring—young and fresh, clad in florals, her air delicate and light. This work was met with great acclaim at the 1882 Paris Salon.
Contains 5 each of the following images:
In the Conservatory, 1879
The Café-Concert, ca. 1879
Jeanne (Spring), 1881