Lilacs and Roses

painting by Édouard Manet

Lilacs and Roses is an oil painting on canvas by Édouard Manet. It was one of his late works, painted in 1883. It measures 54 × 45 cm. It is in a private collection. The painting is a development of the small vase of roses on the bar in Manet's The Bar at the Folies-Bergère.

Lilacs and Roses

Many of Manet's later works offered a small still life in the lower left hand corner of the picture. The flowers present a "cross" shape that is broken by a diagonal line through the center. The brushwork is exceptional. The picture is one of the masterpieces of Manet's later years.


  • Faison, S. Lane, Jr. (1953), Manet, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., p. 6{{citation}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)