Edouard Manet was born #OnThisDay in 1832. 'Music in the Tuileries Gardens' was Manet's first major work depicting modern city life. The band is playing and a fashionable crowd has gathered to listen. The picture includes portraits of Manet's friends and family, including the poet Baudelaire, flower-painter Ignace Fantin-Latour and the artist's brother Eugène. The painting hangs in Room 41: http://bit.ly/1X0af6s
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