The Fifer
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Spanish and Japanese influences are combined in this masterpiece, executed shortly after Manet's return from Spain. Manet arranged for a young fifer player from the Garde Imperiale to pose for him. For the boy's face, he used the 13-year old Leon Koella as a model( the same model as seen in 'Lunch in the Studio' (Pinakothek, Munich).
Owner/Location: Musée d'Orsay  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1866
Artist age:Approximately 34 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 160.02 cm (63 in.), Width: 97.79 cm (38.5 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 01 October 2003.
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