Head of a Raven in Profile for Poster (Slipcase and Cover) for Le Corbeau: The Raven

1875
Edouard Manet (French, 1832–1883)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 83a; Moreau-Nélaton 95 proof

Dimensions

Sheet: 30 x 20 cm (11 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

32.466.6

Medium or Technique

Brush and ink transfer lithograph on silky laid Japanese-style paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One of six illustrations for the poster, slipcase, and cover (83a), text (83b-e), and ex-libris (83f) of Stéphane Mallarmé’s translation of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven.

Inscription

Signed in graphite pencil, l.r.: E. Manet

Signed

l.r. E. Manet

Provenance

Possibly Sarah Whitman; W. G. Russell Allen; his gift to MFA, 4 February 1932.

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen