Thursday, 3 September 2015

Henri Fantin-Latour - part 2

1861 Portrait of Henri Fantin-Latour by Carolus-Duran 1861 oil on canvas 45.7 x 37.6 cm
Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 – 1904) was born Ignace Henri Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour in Grenoble, France in 1836. A painter and lithographer, he is best known for his flower paintings, but he produced many other kinds of work, including several group portraits that are important historical documents and show his friendship with leading avant-garde artists and writers.

In spite of his association with such progressive artists, Fantin-Latour was essentially a traditionalist. Much of his later career was devoted to lithography; he greatly admired Richard Wagner and did imaginative lithographs illustrating his music and that of other composers. His wife Victoria Dubourg (1840-1926) was also a painter, mainly of flower pieces.

This is part 2 of a 13-part series on the works of Henri Fantin-Latour. For earlier works see part 1 also.




1862 Vase of Flowers oil on canvas 45.7 x 38.8 cm Private Collection

1863 Dahlias oil on canvas 24.5 x 34.2 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1863 Flowers in a Porcelain Vase oil on canvas 46 x 38 cm Private Collection

1863 Flowers oil on canvas 47 x 45.7 cm Private Collection

1863 Homage to Delacroix pencil and grey wash 21.4 x 29.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1863 Homage to Delacroix pencil and grey wash 21.4 x 29.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1863 Homage to Delacroix pencil and grey wash 21.4 x 29.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1863 Homage to Delacroix pencil and grey wash 21.4 x 29.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1863 Study for Homage to Delacroix charcoal 37 x 47 cm Musée d'Orsay, Paris photo © RMN (Musée d'Orsay)

1863-64 Homage to Delacroix oil on canvas 28 x 29 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


1863 Peaches and Grapes on a White Plate oil on canvas 19.5 x 33.3 cm Private Collection

1863 Still Life with Roses and Fruit oil on canvas 34.6 x 41.6 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1864 Diverse Flowers oil on canvas Private Collection

1864 Figs, Greengage and Apricot oil on canvas 16.5 x 30.5 cm Private Collection

1864 Flowers in a White Porcelain Pot oil on canvas 14.6 x 20.3 cm Private Collection


1864 Flowers; Tulips, Azaleas and Roses oil on canvas 49 x 44 cm Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1864 Homage to Delacroix:



This painting is the first in a series that Fantin-Latour painted of friends, which, along with his flower paintings were to bring him fame. It was painted a year after the death of Eugène Delacroix, who appears as a portrait in the centre of the painting, honoured by a bouquet of flowers placed in front of it. Fantin-Latour painted the portrait from a photograph that had been published ten years previously.

The ten painters and critics who have gathered to pay their respects to Delacroix are, from left to right: Louis Cordier, the critic Edmond Duranty, Alphonse Legros, Fantin-Latour himself (the only figure in shirt-sleeves, holding  a palette). Whistler, Champfleury, Edouard Manet, Félix Braquemond, the poet Charles Baudelaire, and Albert deBalleroy.



1864 Homage to Delacroix oil on canvas 160 x 250 cm Musée d'Orsay, Paris

n.d. Study for the Portrait of Champfleury charcoal 22.9 x 18.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1864 Homage to Delacroix pencil 10 x 15.1 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

Homage to Delacroix pencil 13.6 x 17.1 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1864 Still Life With Flowers oil on canvas Private Collection

1864 Tulips, Camellias and Hyacinths oil on canvas 49 x 43.8 cm Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1864 Un Morceau de Schumann (A Little Schumann) etching 18.7 x 27.7 cm (plate) Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

n.d. A Little Schumann charcoal 14.8 x 28.3 cm  Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1865 Vérité pencil and charcoal 37.8 x 29.9 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1865 Vérité charcoal with white highlights 24.7 x 19.2 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1891 Vérité pastel on canvas 97.8 x 78.7 cm Private Collection

1900 La Verité lithograph Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1864 White Cup and Saucer oil on canvas 19.4 x 28.9 cm Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1864c Peonies in a Vase oil on canvas Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

1865 A Carafe of Wine and Plate of Fruit on a White Tablecloth oil on canvas Private Collection

1865 Antoine Vollon oil on canvas 30.2 x 18 cm Musée d'Orsay, Paris photo © RMN (Musée d'Orsay)

1865 Flowers and Fruit on a Table oil on canvas 60 x 73.3 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1865 Flowers, Dish with Fruit and Carafe oil on canvas State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

1865 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (after Alphonse Charles Masson) black crayon with touvhes of graphite over charcoal, with stumping on cream laid paper 16.2 x 10.9 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1865 Lemons, Apples and Tulips oil on canvas Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

1865 Self-Portrait oil on canvas 36.8 x 33.3 cm

1865 Spring Bouquet oil on canvas

1865 Still Life Hyacinths and Fruit oil on canvas 47.8 x 39 cm Private Collection

1865 Still Life with a Carafe, Flowers and Fruit oil on canvas 59.1 x 51.5 cm National Museum of Western Art,Tokyo

1865 Still Life: Flowers, Bowl of Fruit and Pitcher oil on canvas Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

1865 Vase of Flowers with a Coffee Cup oil on board 48.3 x 39.5 cm Private Collection

1865 Vase of Flowers with a Plate of Strawberries oil on board 48.3 x 39.5 cm Private Collection

1865 White Roses and Cherries oil on canvas 47 x 39 cm

1865c Flowers and Fruit, a Melon oil on canvas Private Collection

1866 Female Head pencil, charcoal and brown wash 23.3 x 19.2 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1866 Flowers and Fruit oil on canvas 73 x 59.6 cm Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio

1866 Fruit and Flowers oil on canvas 60 x 44.1 cm The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, UK

1866 Peaches oil on canvas 10.1 x 15.9 cm

1866 Still Life oil on canvas 62 x 74.8 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

1866 Still Life with Flowers and Fruit oil on canvas 73 x 60 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York



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