Young Woman with Peonies
Frédéric Bazille, 1870
This painting can be seen as Bazille's homage to Manet. The flower vendor appears to be a reference
to the black woman with the extravagant bouquet in Manet's infamous Olympia.
The flowers themselves, especially the prominent peonies, also offer a
kind of tribute. Manet cultivated peonies and often painted their lush
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
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