1848 – 1907
Industrial Revolution II

Manet's The Balcony


Édouard Manet, The Balcony, 1868-69, oil on canvas, 66-1/2 x 44-1/4 inches
(Musée d'Orsay, Paris)

Speakers: Drs. Beth Harris and Steven Zucker


The three principal figures depicted are each a friend of the artist. From left to right they are: the painters Berthe Morisot and Jean Baptiste Antoine Guillemet, and Fanny Claus, a violinist. Some have suggested that the fourth figure, barely visible in the shadows, is the young Leon Leenhoff, the son of Manet's wife.

 

 

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