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Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (French: [lə deʒœne syʁ lɛʁb, -ʒøn-]; The Luncheon on the Grass) – originally titled Le Bain (The Bath) – is a large oil on canvas painting by Édouard Manet created in 1862 and 1863. It depicts a female nude and a scantily dressed female bather on a picnic with two fully dressed men in a rural setting. Rejected by the Salon jury of 1863, Manet seized the opportunity to exhibit this and two other paintings in the 1863 Salon des Refusés,[1] where the painting sparked public notoriety and controversy.[2] The work is now in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.[3] A smaller, earlier version can be seen at the Courtauld Gallery, London.[4]

Édouard Manet - Déjeuner sur l'herbe (Courtauld Gallery, London)

Quick facts: Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe, Artist, Year, Medium...
Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe
English: The Luncheon on the Grass
ArtistÉdouard Manet
Year1863
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions208 cm × 264.5 cm (81.9 in × 104.1 in)
LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris
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