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Suzanne Manet, 1830-1906

Nationality: Dutch
Date of Birth: 1830
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Date of Death: 1906
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Suzanne Manet, née Leenhoff, was a piano teacher and the wife of the painter Edouard Manet. They married in 1863, after the death of Manet's father, having lived in a somewhat irregular relationship for many years (their son Leon was born in 1852).


Manet made many studies of her including Madame Manet at Bellevue (1880; Metropolitan Museum of Art New York).


Farwell, B., 'Edouard Manet I: Life and work (ii) 1859-65,' Grove Dictionary of Art Online, (accessed 18 August 2004); Wilson, Juliet Bareau, Manet by Himself : Correspondence & Conversation, Paintings, Pastels, Prints & Drawings, London, 1991.