At the Café
Édouard Manet (1832–1883)
At the Café, 1874
Gillotage on beige wove paper
Sheet: 12 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. (31.7 x 41.2 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1962.82
This sheet is one of very few known impressions of Manet’s gillotage of a scene in the Café Guerbois, a Parisian establishment frequented by artists and writers. Gillotage was a new photomechanical process capable of conveying painterly effects.