Édouard Manet lived from 1832 - 1883. He would have been alive when this picture appeared.
|Dredging for Oysters - 1874-1875|
(Popular Science Monthly)
What's Manet got to do with it?
|Édouard Manet c1870|
(By Nadar 1820-1910)
Well I doubt that Manet's inspiration came from that dredging picture but for sure he knew what oysters were.
|Oysters - Manet 1862|
(Oil on Canvas - National Gallery of Art, Washington DC)
Judging by his painting I'm certain his means of eating his oysters would have been more refined than this.
|Slurping Oysters - La Capucin Gourmand 1884|
I have never been a fan of shell fish, oysters least of all so before you slip off for further pearls of wisdom just beware of
|A Banana Skin|
(Simon Speed 170412 - CC0 1.0)
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