Sunday, 6 September 2015

Henri Fantin-Latour - part 3

1867 Self-Portrait oil on canvas 64 x 55.2 cm Manchester City Art Galleries, UK

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his flower paintings, but he produced many other kinds of work, including several group portraits that are important historical documents and show his friendship with leading avant-garde artists and writers.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 3 of a 13-part series on the works of Henri Fantin-Latour. For biographical notes see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1-2 also.


1866 Still Life: Primroses, Pears and Pomegranites oil on canvas 73 x 59.5 cm The Kröller-Müller Museum, The Hoge Veluwe National Park, Netherlands

1867 Duchess de Fitz-James oil on canvas 50.3 x 42.2 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

1867 Madame Ditte black conté crayon, black chalk and blue pastel, stumping and erasure, with touches of white on laid paper 45 x 35 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

1867 Mademoiselle de Fitz-James oil on canvas 51.1 x 42.8 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1867 Marie Yolande de Fitz James oil on canvas 50.2 x 42.2 cm Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1867 Plate of Fruit oil on canvas 24 x 20 cm Private Collection

1867 Scène d'atelier pencil and charcoal 29.9 x 37.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN


1867 Édouard Manet oil on canvas 117.5 x 90 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1867-80 Édouard Manet black crayon with touches of charcoal on cream wove paper 39.9 x 31.1 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL


1867 Édouard Manet pen and ink on wove paper 30.5 x 25.4 cm Dallas Museum of Art, Texas


1867 The Wedding Feast at Cana (after Paolo Veronese -see below) oil on canvas 169.9 x 250 cm Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK


1562c Paolo Veronese "The Wedding Feast at Cana" oil on canvas 660 x 990 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris


1868 Apples oil on canvas 5.9 x 14.9 cm

1868 Asters and Fruit on a Table oil on canvas 56.8 x 54.9 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1868 Figure Laying on the Ground, Woman Hovering in the Air, Winged Man coloured pencil and charcoal 22.3 x 30.2 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1868 Flowers and Fruit oil on canvas Private Collection

1868 Still Life: Dahlias, Grapes and Peaches oil on canvas 51.5 x 49 cm Private Collection

1868 Three Peaches on a Plate oil on paper mounted on canvas 19.7 x 25.7 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1868c Vase of Flowers oil on canvas 35.9 x 27.9 cm Private Collection

1869 A Basket of Plums oil on canvas 13.4 x 18 cm The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK

1869 Bouquet of White Chrysanthemums oil on canvas 24.5 x 26.5 cm Private Collection

1869 Bowl of Peaches oil on canvas Private Collection

1869 Flower-piece oil on canvas 64.1 x 53.9 cm The National Trust for Scotland, UK

1869 Head of a Girl oil on canvas 33 x 27 cm Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

1869 Peaches oil on canvas 19 x 28 cm Private Collection

1869 Still Life (Melon) oil on canvas Private Collection

1869 The Bethrothal, Still Life oil on canvas Musée des Beaux-Arts, Grenoble, France

1869 White Rockets and Fruit oil on canvas

1869c Spring Flowers oil on canvas 40 x 33 cm Private Collection

1870 A Bowl Of Fruit oil on canvas Private Collection

A Studio at Batignolles:


Les Batignolles was a district of Paris where Manet and many of the future Impressionists lived. Fantin-Latour, a quiet observer of this period, has gathered around Manet (presented as the leader of the school), a number of young artists with innovative ideas.

From left to right: Otto Schölderer, (a German painter who had come to France to get to know Courbet’s followers), Manet sitting at his easel, Auguste Renoir, Zacharie Astruc, a sculptor and journalist, Emile Zola (the spokesman of the new style of painting), Edmond Maître (a civil servant at the town hall), Frédéric Bazille (who was killed a few months later during the 1870 war, at the age of 26), and Claude Monet.


1870 A Studio at Les Batignolles oil on canvas 204 x 273 cm Musée d'Orsay, Paris  *notes


Manet's Studio in the Batignolles conté crayon with touches of red 29.2 x 39.4 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


1866 L'Atelier aux Batignolles pen and pencil 8 x 12 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1869 L'Atelier aux Batignolles pencil 12.6 x 16 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1869 L'Atelier pencil 21.4 x 29.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1869 L'Atelier pencil 21.4 x 29.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

L'Atelier aux Batignolles pencil 7.7 x 12.5 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

L'Atelier aux Batignolles pencil 8 x 12 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN


1870 Apples and Grapes oil on canvas 24.1 x 29.2 cm Private Collection

1870 Bouquet of Dahlias on a Table oil on canvas 35.6 x 32 cm

1870 Cherries and Almonds oil on canvas Private Collection

1870 Grapes and an Apple oil on canvas 36.7 x 42.1 cm Manchester City Galleries, UK

1870 Head of a Young Girl oil on canvas 31.7 x 21.6 cm Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1870 Portrait of the Artist oil on canvas 33 x 2.8 cm Dublin City Gallery, Ireland

1870 Still Life of White Roses oil on canvas

1870 Still Life: Peach and Grapes oil on canvas Private Collection

1870 White Candlestick oil on canvas 17.1 x 25.1 cm Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1871 Bouquet of Dahlias oil on canvas 28.3 x 33.3 cm Birmingham Museums Trust, UK

1871 Chrysanthemums oil on canvas Private Collection

1871 Chrysanthemums oil on canvas Private Collection

1871 Chrysanthemums oil on canvas Private Collection

1871 Flowers oil on canvas Private Collection

1871 Flowers, White Roses oil on canvas 30.5 x 26 cm Private Collection

1871 Flowers: Iris and Hyacinths, with Cherries and Almonds on the Table oil on canvas 42.5 x 31.1 cm Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1871 La Source oil on canvas 42 x 33.6 cm Manchester City Art Galleries, UK

1871 Larkspurs oil on canvas 51.2 x 37 cm National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff, UK

1871 Narcissi, Hyacinths and Nasturtiums oil on canvas Private Collection

1871 Roses oil on canvas 21.6 x 22.5 cm Private Collection


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