Edouard Manet - Music in the Tuileries Garden 1862

Music in the Tuileries Garden 1862
Music in the Tuileries Garden
1862 76х118cm oil/canvas
National Gallery, London, UK

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From National Gallery, London,:
This painting of the Tuileries Gardens in Paris was Manet's first major work depicting modern city life. The band is playing and a fashionable crowd has gathered to listen.
The picture includes portraits of Manet's friends and family. These include Manet himself as well as:
Baudelaire - poet (1821 - 1867)
Théophile Gautier - poet and novelist (1811 - 1872)
Ignace Fantin-Latour - flower-painter (1836 - 1904)
Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880) - composer
Eugène - the artist's brother (1833 - 1892)