Manet's The Ragpicker

In this short video focused on Édouard Manet's The Ragpicker (c. 1865–1870), Chief Curator Emily Talbot shares some insight into the world of ragpickers, or chiffoniers, in 19th-century Paris, as well as Manet’s influences and related paintings. This large-scale painting was and remains a powerful depiction of those typically overlooked or underrepresented in art history.

Produced as part of the Museum's Encounters with the Collection video series.