Bazille’s Studio (L’atelier de Bazille) is an 1870 painting by the French impressionist Frédéric Bazille in collaboration with Édouard Manet. It has been kept at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris since 1986. It shows the artist himself surrounded by his friends in his studio, including the painters Édouard Manet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Bazille shared a studio on the Rue de la Condamine with Renoir from January 1868 to May 1870. The tall Bazille is center stage, holding a palette, having in his own words been “painted in by Manet.” On the right, Edmond Maître, a friend of Bazille, is seated at the piano under a Monet still life. Manet is talking to Bazille and Renoir is seated.
All the wall-mounted pictures surrounding are ones that were rejected at some time by the Salon and for which Bazille is expressing his support. This artwork is currently located at the Musee D’Orsay in Paris, France, and has yet to be appraised.