Edouard Manet - Interior at Arcachon 1871

Interior at Arcachon 1871
Interior at Arcachon
1871 39х53cm oil/canvas
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute at Williamstown, MA, USA

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From Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:
Manet painted this domestic scene while staying in a seaside town in southwestern France. He never exhibited it, perhaps because its subject was deeply personal. The artist had recently reunited with his family after serving in the National Guard, defending Paris during the Franco-Prussian war. His wife looks up from her writing to enjoy the view, while her son holds what appears to be a cigarette, seemingly lost in thought. The loose, sketchy technique gives the painting an intimate, informal quality.