Édouard Manet - Chez Tortoni, about 1875

Édouard Manet (Paris, 1832 - 1883, Paris)

Chez Tortoni, about 1875

Oil on canvas, 26 x 34 cm (10 1/4 x 13 3/8 in.)


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Stolen in 1990.


Possibly in the collection of the painter Georges Chenard-Huché (1864–1937).
Collection of Alphonse Kann (1870–1948).
Collection of Dikran Khan Kélékian (1868–1951) by 1920.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner at the American Art Association auction of Dikran Khan Kélékian's collection, New York on 30-31 January 1922 for $3400, lot 104, through American artist Louis Kronberg (1872–1965).
Stolen in 1990.


Signed (lower left): Manet


Arséne Alexandre. Collection Kélékian: Tableaux de L'Ecole Française Moderne (Paris, 1920), no. 45.
American Art Association. The Notable Private Collection of Modern Pictures belonging to the widely known antiquarian Dikran Khan Kélékian of Paris and New York (New York, 30-31 January 1922), lot 104, ill.
Catalogue. Fenway Court. (Boston, 1924 or 1925), p. 1.
Adolphe Tabarant. Manet: Histoire catalographique (Paris, 1931), p. 340, no. 292. (as "Journaliste" 1878 and café as La Nouvelle Athènes)
Philip Hendy. Catalogue of Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), pp. 225-26.
Paul Jarmot and Georges Wildenstein. Manet I (Paris, 1932), p. 165, no. 367, fig. 79. (as "Portrait de Chenard-Huché, peintre, Chez Tortoni)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 25.
Stuart Preston. "Chez Tortoni" in Alfred M. Frankfurter (ed.). The Gardner Collection (New York, 1946), p. 51. (as "Chez Tortoni", 1875?)
Philip Hendy. European and American Paintings in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1974), pp. 152-53.
Denis Rouart and Daniel Wildenstein. Edouard Manet. Catalogue raisonné (Lausanne-Paris, 1975), pp. 254-55, no. 328.
Juliet Wilson-Bareau (ed.). Manet by Himself (Boston, 1991), p. 235, pl. 185. (as "Man Writing in the Café / 'Chez Tortoni'" about 1878)
Kenneth McConkey. Impressionism in Britain. Exh. cat. (London: Barbican Art Gallery; Dublin: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery or Modern Art, 1995), p. 156, under no. 131. (as Chez Tortoni)

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