Lola de Valence is the title of a painting by Édouard Manet from 1862. He painted it at the start of his career when he used many Spanish themes in his work. Lola Melea aka Lola de Valence (Lola from Valencia), was the star of the Spanish de ster ballet group of Mariano Camprubi. From August 12th till November 2nd 1862 the groupe performed in Hippodrome in Paris. Manet and his friends Baudelaire and Zacharie Astruc were very enthusiastic about the groupe and Manet convinced the groupe to pose for him in the studio of Alfred Stevens.