Manet had a fascination with Spanish culture beginning in the late 1850s and continued to admire it through the 1860s. He in particular admired a troupe of Spanish dancers from the Royal Theater of Madrid when they performed at the Hippodrome in Paris from August to November 1862. Lola de Valence was a leading lady in the troupe, and she along with many of her fellow dancers posed for Manet. This etching utilized hatching in an expert to manner to capture the volume of the dancer's costume.
Creator: Edouard Manet
Original Medium: etching
Original Size: 10 3/8 x 7 1/4 in
Location: Toledo Museum of Art
11x14 Archival Print