Art Sunday #15: Edouard Manet – The Railway

Edouard_Manet_-_Le_Chemin_de_fer_-_Google_Art_ProjectThe Railway, widely known as Gare Saint-Lazare, is an 1873 painting by Edouard Manet.  It is the last painting by Manet of his favourite model, the fellow painter Victotine Meurent, who was also the model for his earlier works Olympia and Luncheon on the Grass.  It was exhibited at the  Paris Salon in 1874, and donated to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC in 1956.