Getty Buys a Manet Letter
|Édouard Manet, Letter Decorated With a Snail on a Leaf (1880). J. Paul Getty Museum|
In another of the Bellevue letters Manet sounds like Oscar Wilde at summer camp: "I am living like a shellfish in the sun, when there is any, and as much as possible in the open air, but when all’s said and done the countryside only has charms for those who are not obliged to stay there."
|Other Bellevue letters by Manet|