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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Edouard Manet, French (Paris 1832 - 1883 Paris)
A Café Interior
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Café Guerbois
Work Type
Persistent Link
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Black ink on pale tan wove paper, darkened to reddish-brown
29.5 x 39.5 cm (11 5/8 x 15 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower right: Manet 1869
  • inscription: beneath mat, graphite: E. Manet
[Scott & Fowles, New York] sold; to Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, MA, by 1927, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Exhibition of French Painting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1929), p. 32, no. 91

Independent Painters of Nineteenth Century Paris, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1935), no. 150

Winslow Ames, Drawings: Fourth Anniversary Exhibition, exh. cat., Lyman Allen Museum (New London, CT, 1936), cat. no. 153

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), no. 709, fig. 378

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum..., brochure, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1941), checklist no. 47

Bryan Holme, ed., Master Drawings, The Studio Publications Incorporated (New York, NY and London, England, 1943), pl. 109

19th Century French Drawings, exh. cat., California Palace of the Legion of Honor (San Francisco, CA, 1947), no. 73 p. 49

Paul J. Sachs, Modern Prints and Drawings, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (New York, NY, 1954), repr. p. 10

Wallace J. Tomasini, Drawing and the Human Figure 1400-1964, exh. cat., University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA, 1964), cat. no. 165

Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965]: given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), cat. no. 54, repr.

[Reproduction only], Exposé (Essays from the Harvard Expository Writing Program), Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1993 - 1994)., repr. p. 30

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), p. 510

Oskar Bätschmann, Edouard Manet, Verlag (Munich, 2015), p. 99, fig. 32

Exhibition History

French Painting of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/06/1929 - 04/06/1929

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

Fourth Anniversary Exhibition; Drawings, Lyman Allen Museum, New London, 03/02/1936 - 04/15/1936

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University and the Museum of Modern Art of New York City, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/01/1941 - 06/01/1941

19th century French drawings, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 03/08/1947 - 04/06/1947

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

Drawing and the Human Figure 1400-1964, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 05/28/1964 - 08/30/1964

Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] Given and Bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/15/1965 - 01/15/1966; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 12/19/1966 - 02/26/1967

Edouard Manet 1832-1883, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 01/15/1966 - 02/19/1966; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 11/03/1966 - 12/11/1966

A Colloquium in the Visual Arts , Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2021 - 01/02/2022

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