Lola De Valence

Edouard Manet

Lola De Valence
Etching, 1862
Signed in the plate lower left: “Ed Manet”
Printed on chine collee paper, without watermark
From the first edition, published by Cadart and Luquet, Paris, before the removal of the inscription “ Ed. Manet sculpt”
From the 1863 edition, before the 1874 Portfolio, 1890 Portolio. 1894 Dumont edition and the Strolin edition of 100 in 1905
Pencil inscription with title below the plate in the lower margin
Condition: Excellent
with original paper hinging along verso right edge, from the mounted in the Cadart & Luquet album.
Reference: Harris-Manet 33 iii/III
Guerin 23 vi/VIII
The painting that this etching is inspired by is in the collection of the Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
"Lola de Valence is a painting by the painter Édouard Manet in 1862 . The canvas represents a dancer dressed intraditional Spanish clothes(Lola Melea), and somehow echoes the Spanish singer , painted in 1860. These two paintings are characteristic of the painter's Hispanic period, during which the latter was strongly influenced bySpanish art and Diego Vélasquez .
Lola de Valence has the distinction of being the first work by Manet to have aroused disapproval of the suggested eroticism of his theme, thus paving the way for the more important scandals of Lunch on the Grass and Olympia "

Courtesy of Wikipedia

10 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches