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Inscription

lower right in plate: Manet; lower center in red: Feroce et rose avec du feu dans sa prunelle, / Effronte, saoul, divin, c'est lui Polichinelle! / Theodore de Banville.

Provenance

Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, MA; American private collection (sale, Sotheby's, New York, 12-13 May 1988, no. 201); purchased by (David Tunick, Inc.,) for Malcolm Weiner; partial and promised gift to NGA in 1990.

Exhibition History
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the national Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, 170-171, color repro.
1998
Manet, Monet, and the Gare Saint-Lazare, Musée d'Orsay, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998, no. 27.
Bibliography
1970
Harris, Jean C. Edouard Manet, graphic works; a definitive catalogue raisonne. New York: Collector's Editions, 1970.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1991: p.170.
1998
Manet, Monet, and the Gare Saint-Lazare. Exh. cat. Musée d'Orsay, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998: no. 27.
2011
Guegan, Stephane.Manet, inventeur du Moderne. Paris, 2011, fig. 6.