Manet’s ‘Execution of Maximilian’ in 10 minutes | National Gallery

Anne Robbins, Associate Curator of Post 1800 Paintings, explores the subject matter of Manet’s ’The Execution of Maximilian’ and why it was never exhibited during Manet’s lifetime.

This talk was filmed in November 2019.

Get more insight into Manet’s execution of Maximilian with the author John Elderfield who explains the historical importance of these works, in the context of modern art. Check the book at our online shop here:

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