The National Museum of Western Art

update 27 July 2018

on display Permanent Collection

Édouard Manet [Paris, 1832 - Paris, 1883]

Boy in Flowers (Jacques Hoschedé)

Date1876
Materials/Techniquesoil on canvas
Size (cm)60 x 97
InscriptionsSigned lower right: Manet
Credit LinePurchased
Standard ref.Jamot 253; Rouart 247
CategoryPaintings
Collection NumberP.1982-0001
Boy in Flowers (Jacques Hoschedé)

During the summer of 1876 Manet visited the small village of Montgeron in the province of Seine-et-Oise to the east of Paris upon the invitation of a patron of the Impressionists, the businessman Ernest Hoschedé. (Hoschedé's wife Alice later became Monet's second wife). During his two week visit Manet painted this and several other works to decorate the Hoschedé country home. However, Manet returned to Paris with works unfinished and they remained in his studio until his death in 1883. This work shows Jacques, the oldest son among Hoschedé's six children, in the flower garden of the Hoschedé home. The painting also shows a decorative vase that appears occasionally in other works by Manet. During this period Manet abandoned his 1860s painting style with its heavy use of black and its flat application of color, and began to use a brighter palette and livelier brushwork under the influence of the Impressionists, particularly Monet. He painted scenes from "modern life" under bright outdoor light and the formal and subject characteristics of this work confirm the style of his 1870s work. The decorative composition also suggests the influence of Japanese art, particularly that of the Rimpa school. (Source: Masterpieces of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2009, cat. no.68)

Provenance

Eduard Manet (posthumous inventory, 1833, no. 80); Auc., Manet Hôtel Drouout, Paris, 4-5 February 1884, no. 66; Dr. Robin Coll., Paris (acquired at the above sale); Leclanché Coll., Paris; Durand-Ruel, Paris, ca. 1902; The Lefevre Gallery, London, by which sold to the NMWA, 1982, Purchased by the NMWA, 1982.

Exhibition History

1880
Œuvres Nouvelles d'Edouard Manet, La Vie Moderne, Paris, 8 April 1880 - 30 April 1880, no. 9
1884
Exposition posthume, Manet, École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 6 January 1884 - 28 January 1884, no. 83
1928
Edouard Manet, Gelerie Matthiesen, Berlin, 6 February 1928 - 18 March 1928, no. 36
1928
Œuvres de Manet, au Profit des Amis du Luxembourg, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1928 - 1928, no. 16
1951
Les Origines de l'Art Contemporain, Hôtel de Ville, Rennes, 1951 - 1951, no. 19
1961
Manet, Musée Cantini, Marseille, 16 May 1961 - 31 July 1961, no. 18
1964
La Douce France, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 7 August 1964 - 11 October 1964, no. 28
1965
Der Japonismus in der Malerei und Graphik des 19. Jahrhunderts etc., Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, 26 September 1965 - 11 October 1965, no. 12, repr.
1970
Französische Impressionisten, Hommage à Durand-Ruel, Kunstverein, Hamburg, 1970 - 1970, no. 19
1974
Cent ans d'impressionisme, 1874-1974, Hommage à Paul Durand-Ruel, Garelie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 15 January 1974 - 15 March 1974, cat. no. 26
1974
Le Centnaire de l'Impressionisme, Ginza Matsuzakaya, 25 July 1974 - 11 August 1974, Sapporo Matsuzakaya, 25 July-11 August; Osaka Matsuzakaya, 5 September-17 September; Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum, 20 September-30 September; Nagoya Matsuzakaya, 3 October-15 October; etc.,cat. no. 30
1982
Important XIX & XX Century Works of Art, The Lefevre Gallery, London, 1982 - 1982, cat. no. 6, repr.
1985
Peintures Françaises du Rococo à l'École de Paris, Himeji City Museum of Art, 1 June 1985 - 23 June 1985, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, 29 June-21 July; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, 26 July-18 August; Chiba Prefectural Art Museum, 23 August-16 September; etc., no. 32, repr.
1989
The French Modern Painting, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Miyakonojo City Museum, 15 April 1989 - 14 May 1989, cat. no. 3, repr.
1990
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Cultural Center of Kagawa Prefecture, Takamatsu, 28 April 1990 - 13 May 1990, cat. no. 3
1990
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Ibara Municipal Denchu Art Museum, 10 April 1990 - 23 April 1990, cat. no. 3
1990
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Cultural Center of Toyota City, 19 May 1990 - 3 June 1990, cat. no. 3
1991
World Impressionism and Pleinairism, Matsuzakaya Art Museum, 21 March 1991 - 6 May 1991, Nara Prefectural Museum of Art, 14 May-16 June 1991; Hiroshima Museum of Art, 22 June-28 July 1991, cat. no. 3, col. repr.
1991
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Hachinohe City Museum of Art, 28 September 1991 - 27 October 1991, cat. no. 3
1992
[Tour Exhibition] The French Modern Art, from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Urasoe Art Museum, 3 November 1992 - 7 December 1992, cat. no. 3
1994
Impressionism: 20th Anniversary Exhibition: Celebrating Population of Two Million in Gunma Prefecture, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, 21 September 1994 - 6 November 1994, cat. no. 37,col. repr.
1996
The Crossing Visions: European and Modern Japanese Art from the Collections of The National Museum of Western Art & The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 20 July 1996 - 8 September 1996, cat. no. 91
1997
Resonating Love and Life: European Art from National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Nagaoka, 12 April 1997 - 18 May 1997, cat. no. 18
2000
Tanka at the National Museum of Western Art: An Encounter between Poet and Art, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 25 July 2000 - 29 October 2000, cat. no. 32
2011
The Locus of Art: Aesthetics of Seiro Mayekawa from Dürer to Tsune Nakamura, Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, 3 September 2011 - 10 October 2011, cat. no. 1, col. repr.
2013
Monet, An Eye for Landscapes: Innovation in 19th Century French Landscape Paintings, Pola Museum of Art, 13 July 2013 - 24 November 2013, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 7 December 2013-9 March 2014, cat. no. 7, col. repr.
2015
Japan's Love for Impressionism: From Monet to Renoir, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 8 October 2015 - 21 February 2016, cat. no. 62, col. repr.

Bibliography

1902
Duret, Théodore. Histoire d'Edouard Manet et de son œuvre avec un catalogue des peintures et des pastels. Paris, 1902, no. 206.
1919
Duret, Théodore. Histoire d'Édouard Manet et de son oeuvre avec un catalogue des peintures et des pastels. Paris, Bernheim-Jeune & cie, 1919 , p. 265, no. 206.
1926
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1932
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1947
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1960
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1967
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1970
Rouart, Denis; Orienti, Sandra. Tout l'œuvre peint d'Edouard Manet. Paris, 1970, no. 219A, repr.
1972
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1973
Yamada, Chisaburo. Kindai no Bijutsu. Ukiyoe to Inshoha. Vol.18, Tokyo, 1973, p. 47, repr.
1975
Rouart, Denis; Wildenstein, Daniel. Edouard Manet: Catalogue raisonné. tome 1, (peintures), Lausanne; Paris, 1975 (Bibliothèque des arts), no. 247, repr.
1975
Ikegami, Chuji. Classici dell'Arte Rizzoli. Manet. 13, Tokyo, 1975, no. 219A, repr.
1983
Masterpieces of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1983 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 45, repr.
1984
Gazette des Beaux-Arts. ser. 6, tome 103, March 1984, "Chronique des Arts", p. 47, no. 294, repr.
1984
Annual bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 17 (1982), 1984, Takahashi, Akiya. On the New Acquisitions 1982. p. 6, Catalogue of the New Acquisition 1982. pp. 14-15, repr.
1989
Masterpieces of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1989 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 57, repr.
1990
Catalogue of painting acquisitions: 1979-1989. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1990, pp. 43-45, repr.
2013
Masterpieces: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The Western Art Foundation, 2013 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 84, col. repr.

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