Season 1, Ep. 20: The Railway - Edouard Manet

Painting of the Week Podcast

04-11-2021 • 40 mins

Painted in 1873, The Railway is the last painting by Manet of his favourite model, fellow painter Victorine Meurent. We see her sitting with a sleeping puppy, a fan, and an open book in her lap, while a little girl watches the white clouds of steam as a train passes beneath them. But actually, we are seeing far more than that…

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