Edouard Manet - The monk at prayer 1865

The monk at prayer 1865
The monk at prayer
1865 146x115cm oil/canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA

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From Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
Manet was a great admirer of seventeenth-century Spanish painting. This work may have been inspired by Zurbarán’s “Kneeling Monk,” which Manet could have seen at the Louvre. He was also much impressed by the masterful handling of dark and light tones in the work of Velázquez.