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Portrait of Léon Koëlla-Leenhoff

Portrait of Léon Koëlla-Leenhoff

Edouard Manet (in circa 1868)

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This portrait is generally assumed to be of Léon Edouard Koëlla-Leenhoff (1852-1927), the illegitimate son of Suzanne Leenhoff. She was a Dutch pianist who had made her home in Paris and who taught piano to Manet and his brother Eugene from 1849. Manet acted as the child's godfather at the christening, and is widely believed to have been Léon's father.

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Title Portrait of Léon Koëlla-Leenhoff
Material and technique Red chalk
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 325 mm
Width 232 mm
Artists Draughtsman: Edouard Manet
Accession number F II 104 (PK)
Credits Loan Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (former Koenigs collection), 1940
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Creation date in circa 1868
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Internal exhibitions Van Pisanello tot Cézanne (1992)
De Collectie Twee - wissel I, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Selectie Impressionisten van Manet tot Cézanne (2017)
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Edouard Manet

Parijs 1832 - Parijs 1883

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