Boy Carrying a Sword
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||131.1 cm × 93.3 cm (51.6 in × 36.7 in)|
|Location||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
Boy Carrying a Sword is an 1861 oil painting by the French artist Édouard Manet and is now displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The work depicts a small boy costumed as a page of the Spanish court of the seventeenth century; he is holding a full-sized sword and sword belt. The work was later reproduced as an engraving under the direction of Dijon painter and etcher Alphonse Legros who collaborated in the work.
The artist's model was Leon Leenhoff, the stepson of the artist after his marriage to Suzanne in 1862.
- "Manet Graveur, Œuvres par ordre chronologique, L'Enfant à l'épée, 1862" (in French). Institut National de l'Histoire de l'Art. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
- Émile Zola (1867). Edouard Manet. Étude biographique et critique (in French). Cahiers naturalistes. Retrieved 24 March 2010.