Susie Ray Originals




A Bunch of Asparagus 1880

Edouard Manet  1832-1883

Oil on Canvas

Framed size 73cm x 65cm

Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne

SOLD £3,250

Manet sold this painting to Charles Ephrussi for 800 francs. But Ephrussi sent him 1000 francs, Manet who had a warm sense of humour and wit, painted a single asparagus which he sent with a note saying: "There is one missing from your bunch". This painting is in the Musee d'Orsay!

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