Manet The Railway note card. Oil painting on canvas from 1873. One of Edouard Manet’s most celebrated paintings, The Railway or The Gare Saint-Lazare (Le Chemin de Fer) depicts model Victorine Meurent sitting before an iron fence with an open book and sleeping puppy in her lap. Beside her stands a little girl in a cute white dress with a big blue ribbon. The white steam of a moving train can be seen behind the fence. A beautiful example of Manet’s realist sense of impending modernism. A great gift for fans of Manet, famous puppy paintings, French realism, and modern art.