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Music in the Tuileries Gardens
Edouard Manet

This painting of the Tuileries Gardens in Paris was Manet's first major work depicting modern city life. The band is playing and a fashionable crowd has gathered to listen.

The picture includes portraits of Manet's friends and family. These include Manet himself as well as:

  • Baudelaire - poet (1821 - 1867)
  • Théophile Gautier - poet and novelist (1811 - 1872)
  • Ignace Fantin-Latour - flower-painter (1836 - 1904)
  • Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880) - composer
  • Eugène - the artist's brother (1833 - 1892)
Key facts
Artist Edouard Manet
Artist dates 1832 - 1883
Full title Music in the Tuileries Gardens
Date made 1862
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 76.2 × 118.1 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number NG3260
Location in Gallery Room 44
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