The following images appealed to me showing great pose, composition and detail not to just a single person but to many.
Figure 1 The cafe concert 1878 [Manet]
Figure 2 Berthe Morisot, 1872 [Manet]
My favorite though from Manet’s vast collection is the The Plum . This to me gives an image of boredom, the pose looks almost lifeless, accompanied by an untouched or unwanted desert, whilst smoking a cigarette. The eyes, looking outside of the frame, in combination with everything else make a wonderful head and torso portrait. I will keep Manet in mind and perhaps try to replicate this image in some way as a photograph.
Figure 3 The Plum, 1878 [Manet]