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Manet portrait coming to NYC auction

Friday - 8/1/2014, 2:01pm  ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Edouard Manet's portrait of an actress will star at Christie's fall auction where it's estimated to bring $25 million to $35 million.

The work is widely known by its French title, "Le Printemps" (lu PRAHN'-tahm), which means "spring." It's been on loan at the National Gallery of Art for two decades.

The 1881 painting depicts actress Jeanne Demarsy (zhahn day-mahr-SAY') with a frilly parasol, lacy bonnet and floral dress.

It's being offered on Nov. 5. Christie's says the painting has remained in the same family for over 100 years.

Sale proceeds will benefit a private American foundation that supports environmental, public health and other causes.

The current Manet auction record is for a self-portrait that sold for $33.3 million in 2010.


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