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Women at the Races

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Name:
Women at the Races
Artist:
Edouard Manet (French, b.1832, d.1883), painter
Date:
1866
Place:
France
Medium:
oil on canvas
Measurements:
16 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (42.2 x 32.1 cm)
Classification:
Painting
Department:
European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings
Credit Line:
Fanny Bryce Lehmer Endowment
Provenance:
Paul Gallimard, Paris, by at least 1902. [1]. (Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1902 [2]). Max [1847-1935] and Martha [d.1943] Lieberman, Berlin and Zurich, by at least 1932-ca. 1939, presumably descended to; Kurt [1882-1954] and Kathe Riezler, Berlin and New York, ca. 1939-at least October 1942 [3]. (French Art Galleries [Morris Gutman], New York, early 1940s, sold to [4]); (Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc., New York, early 1940s-1944 [5]; (Matignon Art Galleries, Inc., New York, by at least 1944, sold to [5]; Cincinnati Art Museum, 1944-present. Notes: [1] Early Manet scholarship believed Women at the Races to have been included in the Manet estate sale of 1884, no. 54, "Les courses [etude], 32 x 41 cm," and purchased there by the artist and collector Gustave Caillebotte. However, recent scholarship has confirmed that the painting in the sale was a study of racehorses, chevaux de courses, 32 x 41 cm (present location unknown), rather than the Women at the Races, 42 x 32 cm. See: Anne Distel, Gustave Caillebotte: Urban Impressionist, Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux: Musée d'Orsay, 1995, Appendix I, pp. 319-320, and Appendix III, pp. 322-340; Gustave Geffroy, "Notre Temps, Gustave Caillebotte," Le Journal, June 13, 1894; Denis Rouart and Daniel Wildenstein, Catalogue Raisonné: Tome I Peintures, Paris: La Biblioteque des Arts, pp. 98-99; and correspondence, August 30, 2001, and September 4, 2001. [2] Rouart and Wildenstein, p. 98, no. 95. [3] Kathe Riezler was the daughter of Max and Martha Lieberman. The Riezlers moved from Berlin to New York in 1939 to escape the Nazi regime and apparently brought the Lieberman art collection with them, even though Mrs. Lieberman remained in Berlin. The Riezlers loaned Women at the Races to the Art Institute of Chicago from June 1941 to October 1942. Correspondence, August 1, 2001. [4] Correspondence, May 17, 2000. [5] Matignon Art Galleries, New York, may have owned the painting jointly with and Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc., New York. Although CAM records include a sales receipt from Matignon Galleries, Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc. archives show that they also sold the work to the Museum. Correspondence, May 17, 2000. . Julia Vienhage 5/15/2002
Accession No:
1944.105

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