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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Edouard Manet, French (Paris 1832 - 1883 Paris)
Portrait of a Man
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Portrait of a Blond Man / Study of a Blond Man / The Blond Man / L'Homme Blond
Work Type
c. 1880
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Pastel on canvas
55.3 x 35.2 cm (21 3/4 x 13 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r. Manet
  • inscription: center stretcher, blue chalk: 66
  • inscription: verso, printed: 14976
  • inscription: verso, on stretcher: Manet. no. 4414 / Geo. Moore / Nabb.
  • label: verso, upper left, torn: Storage Record / Century of Progress
M. Groult. Auguste Pellerin. Joseph F. Flanagan, sold [through American Art Association, New York, January 14, 1920, lot 66]; to [Durand-Ruel, New York], sold; to Annie Swan Coburn, 1926, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1934
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Annie Swan Coburn
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Etienne Moreau-Nélaton, [Unidentified book], no. 398

Theodore Duret, Histoire d'Edouard Manet et de son oeuvre [1st ed.], Henri Floury (Paris, France, 1902), under "pastels," no. 75

Theodore Duret, Histoire d'Edouard Manet et de son oeuvre [Nouvelle ed.], Bernheim-Jeune (Paris, France, 1909), under "pastels," no. 75

E. Waldmann-Bremen, Theodore Duret, Edouard Manet sein leben und seine kunst (Berlin, Germany, 1910), no. 75, p. 319-320

Paul Jamot and Georges Wildenstein, Manet (Paris, France, 1921), vol. 1 no. 428, vol. 2 fig. 259

Adolphe Tabarant, Manet (Paris, France, 1931), no. 43, p. 478

Exhibition of The Mrs. L. L. Coburn Collection Modern Paintings and Watercolors, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL, 1932), no. 18, repr. p. 44

"Acquisitions in the Museums", Parnassus (October 1934), vol. VI, p. 22, repr. p. 23

Independent Painters of Nineteenth Century Paris, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1935), no. 30

John Rewald, Edouard Manet Pastels, Bruno Cassirer (Oxford, England, 1947), pl. 17, p. 58

Adolphe Tabarant, Manet et ses oeuvres (Paris, France, 1947), no. 499, p. 400, repr.

Anne V. Dort, "French Art of the 19th Century", Boston Symphony Orchestra Concert Bulletin (Boston, MA, 1958 -1959), no. 21, p. 1316

Denis Rouart and Daniel Wildenstein, Edouard Manet: Catalogue Raisonné, La Bibliothèque des Arts (Lausanne, Switzerland and Paris, France, 1975), vol. 2, p. 12 as no. 31, repr.

Ron Lister, Drawing with Pastels, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1982), p. 106 and fig. 2.5

Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press, 1985). With an essay by John Coolidge and a preface by John M. Rosenfield. To accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Sackler Museum, Oct 21 1985 - Jan 5 1986, repr. in b/w, fig. 37, p. 49

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), pp. 117, 246, repr. b/w cat. no. 349

Exhibition History

Exposition Manet de la collection Pellerin, Moderne Galerie Thannhauser, Munich, 01/01/1910 - 12/31/1910; Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin, 01/01/1910 - 12/31/1910; Galerie Bernheim Jeune, Paris, 06/01/1910 - 06/17/1910

Exhibition of the Mrs. L.L. Coburn Collection, Modern Paintings and Watercolors, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 04/06/1932 - 10/09/1932

Independent Painters of 19th Century Paris, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 03/15/1935 - 04/28/1935

French and American Impressionism, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, 10/05/1956 - 11/04/1956

French Art of the 19th Century, Symphony Hall, Boston, 03/24/1959 - 04/24/1959

Modern Art at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/21/1985 - 01/05/1986

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