The Dead Toreador

Le Torero Mort

Edouard Manet (French, 1832–1883)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 55, 1; Guérin 33, 1; Moreau-Nélaton 13, 1


Sight: 17 x 26.9 cm (6 11/16 x 10 9/16 in.) Platemark: 15.6 x 22.4 cm (6 1/8 x 8 13/16 in.) Image: 9.6 x 19.5 cm (3 3/4 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and aquatint

Not On View



First state of seven states


Signed in the plate in l.l. "Manet"


April 5, 1919, acquired by Sagot-Le Garrec (gallery), Paris [see note 1]; between about 1939 and 1945, ownership transferred from the gallery to Berthe Sagot Le Garrec (b. 1884 – d. 1970), Paris [see note 2]; 1970, by inheritance to her grandson, Jean-Claude Romand (b. 1927 – d. 2009), Paris; 2010, by descent to his heirs; consigned by the heirs of Jean-Claude Romand to Sagot-Le Garrec (gallery), Paris; 2016, sold by Sagot-Le Garrec to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 9, 2016)

[1] According to Sagot-Le Garrec, the gallery acquired the print on April 5, 1919. It is not known from whom, although the gallery’s founder, Edmond Sagot (b. 1857 – d. 1917) had already acquired Félix Bracquemond’s atelier from his estate. As Bracquemond assisted Manet in printing this etching, it is possible that the print came from the Bracquemond estate as well.

[2] The print was included in the exhibition “Dessins, Aquarelles, Eaux-Fortes et Lithographies de Édouard Manet,” Sagot-Le Garrec, April 7-19, 1930, cat. no. 30; and was published by Marcel Guérin, L’Oeuvre grave de Manet (Paris: Librairie Floury, 1944), cat. 33, as in the Le Garrec collection. During World War II, the ownership of certain items of stock were transferred from the gallery to the family.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard