Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883). Mademoiselle V...in the Costume of an Espada,1862. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929. Mademoiselle V was Victorine Meurant, a favourite model of Manet for a time and a talented painter in her own right. Sadly, most of her work is now lost, much of it possibly burned - quite deliberately - after her death.
Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883). Madame Manet (née Suzanne Leenhoff, 1830–1906) at Bellevue, 1880. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Gift of Walter H and Leonore Annenberg, 1997, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002 (1997.391.4) | This is Manet's last portrait of his wife; it was painted at Bellevue, a suburb of Paris, where they spent the summer of 1880.