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Two unpublished watercolours by Edouard Manet, offered at Pescheteau Badin.

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Both works are mounted on card, measure 4½ x 4¾in (11.5 x 12cm) and have been kept in the same family for almost a century. They are thought to have been created in the summer of 1880 when the artist was undergoing medical treatment at Bellevue in Meudon.

One, signed with initials EM, depicts a young woman wearing a hat shown in profile and the details of her costume suggest that she is identifiable as Marguerite, the sister of Manet’s friend Madame Jules Guillemet, who visited Manet at Belleville that summer. It has an estimate of €50,000-70,000.

The other is a watercolour of an almond dated to 1897 or summer 1880. It is signed E Manet lower right, inscribed Bellevue upper right and Philippine lower left and is guided at €30,000-50,000.

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