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Effect of Snow at Petit-Montrouge

MANET, Édouard (1832 - 1883)

Effect of Snow at Petit-Montrouge

Date: 1870

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 61.6 x 50.4 cm

Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2468

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

A view of the church of Saint-Pierre at Petit-Montrouge, a Paris suburb. It is inscribed: â mon ami H. Charlet 28 Xbre 1870. Charlet is as yet unidentified but may have been a comrade, as Manet saw service during the siege of Paris in the winter of 1870-71. He wrote to his wife 'My soldier's knapsack hold everything necessary for painting. I shall soon start some sketches from life. They will be souvenirs that will one day have value.' This snow scene is one of Manet's earliest works painted out of doors. Gwendoline Davies purchased it at Paris in October 1912.


Marc Haynes Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
3 January 2018, 11:38
Hi Jacky,

Thank you very much for your enquiry. It has been forwarded to the relevant curator, who will be in contact with you.

Many thanks,

Marc Haynes
Digital Team
National Museum Cardiff
Jacky Maggs
2 January 2018, 11:44
I am currently studying for a PhD on Manet at Essex university. Do you have any more information on this work NMW A 2468, or on his "The Rabbit" NMW A 2466? Object files? Is there information that I could access by visiting your museum?
I would be most grateful for your help.

Jacky Maggs
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