Animated Manet

A wonky gif made from eight copies of the bookplate for the 1876 first edition of Stéphane Mallarmé’s “L’après-midi d’un faune”, taken from photos in various online auction catalogues. Manet hand-tinted his own zincograph illustration, and the animation brings out the variation in his brushwork.

[Animated gif file of eight copies of Édouard Manet's bookplate for the 1876 first edition of Stéphane Mallarmé's "L'Après-midi d'un faune".  A zincograph image of lily leaves with pink watercolour wash added by hand by Manet himself.  Copies dedicated to Geneviève Mallarmé, William Rossetti, Stéphane Mallarmé, José Maria de Heredia, Paul Gaugin.]