A picnic in a wood (Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe)


  • Title

    A picnic in a wood (Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe)

  • Artist/maker

    Édouard Manet (1832 - 1883)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1863 - 1873
  • Material and technique

    black chalk, partly reinforced with pen and black ink, with green, yellow, blue, brown, and black watercolours, within a margin line in graphite on the upper, lower, and right edges, on medium weight white wove paper

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    sheet 40.6 x 47.6 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of Dr and Mrs Richard Walzer, 1980.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Rouart, Denis and Wildenstein, Daniel, Édouard Manet. Catalogue raisonné, 2 (Lausanne, 1975), 306, vol II

Piper, David, and Christopher White, Treasures of the Ashmolean Museum: An Illustrated Souvenir of the Collections, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1995), no. 108 on p. 104, illus. p. 104 fig. 108

Whiteley, Jon, Ashmolean Museum, Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings, VII, French School, 2 (Oxford, University Press, 2000), 1281

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