The Courtauld Gallery's Beyond the Label presents extended information about selected works from its collection - information that would not necessarily fit on a typical exhibition label. For example, the entry for Edouard Manet's 1882 painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergere includes a section entitled About this Work, which discusses the viewpoint Manet chose for the painting and the accuracy of his depiction of the barmaid's reflection. About the Artist provides a capsule biography of Manet and his place in the Paris art world in the late nineteenth century, noting that the painting was one of Manet's last major works before his death in 1883. There's also a section providing context, with contemporary writings about the Cafe. Points of Interest lays out some of the provenance of the work (purchased by Samuel Courtauld in 1926) and also includes links to some related works, such as photographer Jeff Wall's Picture for Women 1979, that shows a similarly-posed woman.
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