When Victorine Meurent meets Manet on a Paris street in 1862, she doesn't know his identity or reputation. She's seventeen and wants experience, attention, and more than what she has in life.
Flâneur and boulevardier, he observes and embraces all of Paris. He's intrigued by her manner—and her red hair.
And they both know you don't get anything in the world unless you take it.
a new novel from Maureen Gibbon
Manet (photo by Nadar)
Manet's chalk sketch of Victorine Meurent.