Bazille's spacious living quarters in the Batignolles neighborhood in Paris became a central meeting place for his friends and fellow artists; an early name for the Impressionists was the "Batignolles School".
Manet is looking at the easel,
with Monet behind him smoking a pipe. Zola
is on the stairs, and Renoir is sitting on a table.
Manet later added Bazille (the tall figure).