26 Jan-14 April. The Royal Academy of Arts presents a major exhibition dedicated to the portraiture of French impressionist Edouard Manet (1832-1883).
The show spans the artist's career and includes works on loan from art institutions in Europe, Asia and the US. The exhibition comprises more than 50 works which, displayed together, provide a greater understanding of his engagement with portraiture.
The RHA says that this aspect of the artist's work has "never been explored in exhibition form before, despite it constituting around half of his artistic output." Among the works on show are portraits of Manet’s most frequent sitter, his wife Suzanne Leenhoff, as well as leading literary figures of the day such as Antonin Proust, Stéphane Mallarmé and Émile Zola.
Sat-Thurs 10.00-18.00. Fri 10.00-22.00
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Manet: Portraying Life
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, tel. +44(0)2073008000.