National Gallery
Mon 19 Dec 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Irish afterlives of Eva Gonzalès image

At the beginning of the 20th century, Manet’s portrait of the artist Eva Gonzalès was purchased by the Irish art dealer and philanthropist Hugh Lane for his modern art gallery in Dublin (now known as the Hugh Lane Gallery). 
In this talk, artist and art historian Hannah Baker examines the reasons for Lane’s acquisition and why he intended Manet’s portrait to be an integral part of his project. 
Baker will also consider the group portrait ‘Homage to Manet’, painted by Lane’s close friend William Orpen, and discuss the impact that both Manet and Orpen had on Dublin’s artistic society. 
Image: Detail from Edouard Manet, ‘Eva Gonzalès’, 1870