Manet to Bracquemond:

Newly Discovered Letters to an Artist and Friend

Jean-Paul Bouillon

Manet to Bracquemond:

Jean-Paul Bouillon

Distributed for Paul Holberton Publishing

136 pages | 47 color plates | 7 1/4 x 9 3/4
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9781912168170 Will Publish July 2020 For sale in North America only
The second volume in Ad Ilissum’s The Fondation Custodia Studies in the History of Art series, this book is a collection of letters from Édouard Manet (1832–1883) to his friend and fellow artist Félix Bracquemond (1833–1914). The correspondence, for the most part previously unknown, surfaced at a sale in Paris in 2016 and was acquired the next year by the Fondation Custodia museum. The letters are presented in their original French and edited by Jean-Paul Bouillon, whose lifelong occupation with Bracquemond’s life and work enabled him to situate the mostly undated letters in their proper time and context.
 
An introduction explores the friendship between the two men and highlights the principal subjects and themes around which the correspondence revolves, and the meticulous text is accompanied by nearly fifty color reproductions of the artwork referenced in the letters. Published here for the first time, the correspondence proves an important new source for our knowledge of Manet’s life and dealings which, after more than a century of intense scholarship, still presents many gaps.
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