Portrait of Countess Albazzi

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Portrait of Countess Albazzi, a painting by Édouard Manet, became a part of the Thannhauser Collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as a bequest of Hilde Thannhauser.

This portrait by Manet is a pastel executed on a very fine canvas stretched over wood. Off-white priming was used, the pastel is friable, and there are a number of tiny losses throughout the surface of the canvas.

Portrait of Countess Albazzi was among Manet's last works, and has been shown in Paris, Bern and Martigny exhibitions, in Europe.[1]

During the period when this portrait was executed (1880), Manet was participating annually in the Paris Salon, and working towards a solo exhibition arranged by Georges Charpentier.[2]


  1. ^ Drutt, Matthew, ed. (2001). Thannhauser: The Thannhauser Collection of the Guggenheim Museum. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. p. 277. ISBN 978-0-89207-240-8.
  2. ^ Krens, Thomas, ed. (1990). From van Gogh to Picasso, From Kandinsky to Pollock, Masterpieces of Modern Art. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. p. 381.