In the Conservatory is an oil painting produced between 1878 and 1879 by French painter Edouard Manet.
It was believed that this painting protected several US soldiers during a bomb war so several soldiers photographed with this painting under a mine. This photo can be viewed at the U.S. National Archives Jean Baptiste Faure was the first who bought In the Conservatory along with three other pictures from Edouard Manet. This picture was then brought In 1896 by the museum Deutsche Nationalgalerie, Berlin. The dimensions of the painting were 115 cm × 150 cm or 45.3 in × 59.1 in.
The setting was a conservatory which was being used by Manet between 1878 and 1879 as a studio for almost nine months. Manet focused on the woman body that was focused on it. Manet’s sensuality transpires in his artwork though the subject had no importance in Manet’s life. Manet from In the Conservatory also distinguishes from another artist Edgar Degas who begun to paint a series of woman washing and several scenes of the bathtub painted later, some ten years.