Chez le Père Lathuille (At the Père Lathuille Restaurant) is an 1879 oil-on-canvas painting by Édouard Manet. In the background is the proprietor. Manet also painted a portrait of his daughter.
Père Lathuille’s cabaret, and later restaurant, was situated in the Batignolles quarter, on the site now occupied by a cinema at 7 Avenue de Clichy, just after the Barrière de Clichy so as to escape Parisian wine taxes. During the defence of Paris on 30 March 1814, marshal Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey had used it as his command post. Just before the enemy arrived, Père Lathuille had handed out complimentary drinks to the soldiers, saying “Drink, my friends, drink for free – don’t leave a single bottle of my wine in the casks”. More on this painting
Édouard Manet (23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.
His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l’herbe) and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art. More on Édouard Manet
Please visit my other blogs: Art Collector, Mythology, Marine Art, Portrait of a Lady, The Orientalist, Art of the Nude and The Canals of Venice, Middle East Artists, 365 Saints and 365 Days, also visit my Boards on Pinterest
Images are copyright of their respective owners, assignees or others. Some Images may be subject to copyright
I don’t own any of these images – credit is always given when due unless it is unknown to me. if I post your images without your permission, please tell me.
I do not sell art, art prints, framed posters or reproductions. Ads are shown only to compensate the hosting expenses.
If you enjoyed this post, please share with friends and family.
Thank you for visiting my blog and also for liking its posts and pages.
Please note that the content of this post primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.