Edouard Manet 1832-1883
Oil on Canvas
Framed size 73cm x 65cm
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne
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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