Friday, March 7, 2014

Mr. Punch in the Arts: Manet's "Punch," 1874

The Art Institute of Chicago

Celebrated French Impressionist painter Édouard Manet (1832-1883) was even taken with our Mr. Punch--or at least his French counterpart, Polichinelle.  This stone lithograph dating to 1874, entitled "Punch," reproduces Manet's depiction of Policinhelle.

Printed in color from seven stones with scraping, the image looks boldly outward from ivory woven paper.

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