Chez Tortoni

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Chez Tortoni
Édouard Manet Chez Tortoni.jpg
Artist Édouard Manet
Year ca. 1879-1880
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 26 cm × 34 cm (10 in × 13 in)
Location Whereabouts unknown since the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft in 1990

Chez Tortoni is a painting by the French artist Édouard Manet, painted ca. 1878–1880. The oil-on-canvas painting measures 26 by 34 centimetres (10 in × 13 in).[1] The painting hung in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, prior to being stolen in 1990.

Description[edit]

The painting depicts an unidentified gentleman sitting at a table in the Café Tortoni de Paris (fr) while drawing on a sketchpad.[2] A half-empty glass of beer stands on the table.[3]

Provenance[edit]

The painting hung in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, prior to being stolen on March 18, 1990. To this day, the painting has not resurfaced.[4]

A $5-million reward is offered for the return of the stolen items.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Manet, Chez Tortoni, 1878–1880". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  2. ^ Houpt, Simon (2006). Museum of the Missing: A History of Art Theft. Sterling Pub. p. 171. ISBN 978-1-4027-2829-7.
  3. ^ McConkey, Kenneth (1 January 1995). Impressionism in Britain. Yale University Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-300-06334-9.
  4. ^ Moynihan, Tom (18 July 2012). Perfect.: The Encyclopedia of Perfection. Adams Media. p. 15. ISBN 1-4405-4019-5.