Comic reading - Watercolour and ink by Benoit philippe
I did this sketch in my Moleskine watercolour notebook (landscape format) using:
- Faber Castel PITT artist pen - Sangine
- Sennelier watercolour travel box.
This oil painting sketch was painted by Manet in the autumn of 1868. Fanny Claus, the model, was a concert violinist and friend of Manet’s wife. A similar setting, with the same green shutters, was used for The Balcony (Le Balcon), a larger work that Edouard Manet painted after this sketch and is in the collections of the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. In The Balcony, the artist Berthe Morisot is seated in the foreground and Fanny Claus is standing on the right.