Manetís wife, Suzanne Leenhoff, was a constant source of inspiration for him throughout his career. He painted and drew her regularly, creating intimate pieces meant for their personal collection and as a way to experiment with new styles and techniques. Here he draws her utilizing grey and black pastels for her outfit and warm peachy tones for her smooth cheeks.
Creator: Edouard Manet
Original Medium: pastel on paper, mounted on canvas
Original Size: 21 1/8 x 15 1/4 in
Location: Toledo Museum of Art
16x20 Archival Print