Edouard MANET (1832 – 1883)
Le Christ Jardinier
ca. 1856-60
Oil on canvas
68 x 57 cm. / 26.8 x 22.4 in.

CERTIFICATE by the Wildenstein institute, Paris.

LITERATURE:
Rouart-Wildenstein, Edouard Manet Catalogue Raisonné, Bibliothèque des Arts, 1975, vol.I, no. 14 (ill.)
– Théodore Duret, Histoire d’Edouard Manet et de son oeuvre, Floury, Paris, 1902, p. 207, No. 60 (ill.)
Französische Kunst des XIX. Jahrhunderts, Galerie Heinemann, Munich, April 1913, no. 121 (ill.)
P. Jamot et G. Wildenstein, Edouard Manet, Introduction par Paul Jamot, Paris 1932, no. 6 (ill.)
– A. Tabarant, Manet et ses Oeuvres, Paris 1947, p.24, no. 16 “Christ à la pioche” (ill.)
– D. Rouart et S. Orienti, Tout l’Oeuvre Peint d’Edouard Manet, Flammarion 1970, Nr. 12 (ill)
– Nancy Locke, Manet and the Family Romance, Princeton University Press, 2001, p. 136 (ill.)
Peter Russell, Complete Works of Édouard Manet, Delphi Classics, 2016 (ill.)
– “MANET- SEHEN, Der Blick Der Moderne”, Hamburger Kunsthalle exhibition catalog (Imhof Verlag 2016), Kat. 11 p.116 (ill. with an error of dimension)
Art Institute of Chicago website “Manet Online Scholarly Catalogue”, cat. 5 “Jesus Mocked by the Soldiers”, fig. 5.8, https://publications.artic.edu/manet/reader/manetart/section/140031 :

PROVENANCE:
– Inventory of Manet’s estate in 1883, Paris, n. 86. Found in the artist’s studio.
– Abbé Hurel (Auguste-Jean, b.1831) vicar of La Madeleine Church, Paris.
– Marquis de Narbonne-Lara (Louis-Henry Manrique,1825-1900), 248 rue de Rivoli, Paris. Collector and parishioner of La Madeleine, Abbe Hurel’s church.
– Galerie Heinemann, München, 1912.
– Dr. Richard Werner, Stuttgart, 1916.
– Then by descent Richard Werner family, Stuttgart.
– Private collection.

EXHIBITION:
Manet- Painting the Gaze, Hamburger Kunsthalle
, 27 May – 4 September 2016: