Eva Gonzalès (1849 - 1883) entered Manet's studio as his pupil in February 1869. Manet is said to have begun a portrait of her that February, which was eventually completed on 12 March 1870 and exhibited at the Salon of the same year. The present whereabouts of the flower-piece shown on her easel in the painting is not known.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1832 - 1883
Full title
Eva Gonzalès
Date made
1870
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
191.1 x 133.4 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
NG3259
Location in Gallery