manet and the execution of maximilian
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This lithograph and small oil sketch were made in preparation for the final painting. Manet intended to publish the lithograph, but when he submitted the lithographic stone to the printer, Alfred Lemercier, it was censored by authorities and Lemercier refused to the release the stone to Manet. spacer

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Edouard Manet. The Execution of the Emperor Maximilian. 1868–69. Lithograph on chine collé, plate: 13 3/8 x 17 ¼" (34 x 43.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1921 (21.48). © 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Edouard Manet. The Execution of Maximilian. 1868–69. Oil on canvas, 18 7/8 x 22 13/16"
(48 x 58 cm). Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. Photo: Ole Haupt
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