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Prints and Drawings
Artist: Édouard Manet, French, 1832–1883

Polichinelle

1874–76

Lithograph printed in seven colors

platemark: 46 × 33.5 cm (18 1/8 × 13 3/16 in.)
framed: 75.6 × 60.3 × 2.5 cm (29 3/4 × 23 3/4 × 1 in.)
The Arthur Ross Collection
2012.159.80
Édouard Manet was the first artist to make an original color lithograph. This print was intended to be inserted into the periodical Le temps and was printed in a run of eight thousand impressions, but the French police, seeing it as a caricature of the President of the Republic General Patrice de MacMahon, stopped its printing after only twenty-five impressions. At a later date, another print run was made.
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
French
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Provenance: 

William H. Schab Gallery, New York; Arthur Ross Foundation, New York, to 2012; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Suzanne Boorsch et al., Meant to Be Shared: The Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2015), 139, pl. 57.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.