The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss - Study Guide Chapters 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

Edmund de Waal
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Chapter 9: Even Ephrussi Fell for It

Edmund is in his studio in London. It is equipped with pottery wheels and kilns and it is where he creates is art. Also in his studio are his notes on the impressionists and his notes on the first owner of her netsuke. Thinking about Charles and his now-famous French impressionist friends, Edmund realizes how young Charles was compared to them. He was just thirty-one when Manet painted the asparagus painting while Manet was almost fifty. Yet Charles was their champion and, in many cases, furthered their careers. When Renoir was broke, Charles convinced first his aunt and then Louise to commission him to paint their portraits. Renoir also did renderings of two of Louise's daughters which were later exhibited at the Salon in 1881.

Some of his other artist friends were envious of the work that Charles...

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