Landscape with Houses
Prints and Drawings
|Medium, technique||recto: silverpoint, black ink, watercolour, gouache on paper; verso: black chalk|
462 × 325 mm
|Collection||Prints and Drawings|
|On view||This artwork is not on display|
On this watercolour from 1871, and on the related lithograph, Manet commemorated a tragic event of the Paris Commune: the execution of the communards on the street. For this composition he made use of the landscape-format lithograph he made three years earlier depicting the execution of Emperor Maximilian in Mexico. When he decided that this drawing should be portrait-format, he added a strip to the top of the original sheet. With this work Manet expressed scathing political criticism.
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