Boy with a Sword Turned to the Left III

L'enfant à l'épée tourné à gauche III

Edouard Manet (French, 1832–1883)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 26, 4; Guérin 13, 4; Moreau-Nélaton 52, 4;


Sheet: 31.8 x 22.9 cm (12 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Trial proof printed on japon paper.
Here, in the fourth state, Manet has added a thick border and darkened the background with cross hatching and aquatint. The etching is based on a painting of Léon Leenhoff in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: “Boy with a Sword.”


Inscribed by Marcel Guérin in the lower margin "Superbe épreuve d'essai pareille à celle de Bracquemond, / mentionnée dans mon catalogue (collection Le Garrec) / sur le même papier Japon pelure. Plis d'impression" (Superb trial proof, similar to that of Bracquemond, mentioned in my catalogue (Collection Le Garrec) on the same japon paper. Printing folds)


Signed in lower left plate: "ed. Manet"


Verso, bottom right: Collector's "H.M.P" stamp of the Henri M. Petiet Collection


Marcel Guérin (b.1873 – d.1948), Paris. Henri M. Petiet (b.1894 – d.1980), Paris; December 16, 1997, Petiet Auction, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 117, to Arsène Bonafous-Murat (b.1935 - d.2011), Paris, on behalf of Daniel Bell (b.1919 – d.2011), Cambridge, MA; 2011, by descent to his son David Bell and his daughter Jordy Bell, New York; 2012, sold by Childs Gallery, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard