Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883). Mademoiselle V...in the Costume of an Espada,1862. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929. Mademoiselle V was Victorine Meurant, a favourite model of Manet for a time and a talented painter in her own right. Sadly, most of her work is now lost, much of it possibly burned - quite deliberately - after her death.