Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Henri Fantin-Latour - part 4

1871 Self-Portrait charcoal 19.8 x 11.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN
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his flower paintings, but he produced many other kinds of work, including several group portraits that are important historical documents and show his friendship with leading avant-garde artists and writers.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 4 of a 13-part series on the works of Henri Fantin-Latour. For biographical notes see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1-3 also.



1871 Still Life; A Yellow Rose oil on canvas 30 x 24 cm The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK

1871 Vase of Chrysanthemums oil on canvas

1871 White Roses in a Green Vase oil on canvas Private Collection

1871-74 L'amour vainqueur (The Conquering Love) oil on canvas 81 x 60 cm Manchester City Art Galleries, UK

1871-74c Cupid and Venus oil on canvas 37 x 32.1 cm Manchester City Art Galleries, UK

1871-74c The Bathers oil on canvas 46.4 x 50.3 cm Manchester City Galleries, UK

1871c Frightened Bather oil on canvas 7.8 x 10.1 cm

1871c Still Life with Flowers oil on canvas 45.8 x 52.7 cm Private Collection

1871c Three Bathers oil on paper mounted on canvas 16 x 23.5 cm Private Collection

1872 A Mixed Bunch oil on canvas 39.1 x 27.5 cm Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Scotland, UK

1872 Cherry Blossoms oil on canvas 40.6 x 33.6 cm Private Collection

1872 Dahlias oil on canvas 44.5 x 37 cm Private Collection

1872 Daisies and Dahlias oil on canvas Private Collection

1872 Daisies oil on canvas 46.4 x 41.3 cm Private Collection

1872 Flowers in a Vase oil on canvas 88.9 x 68.6 cm Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Burnley, UK

1872 Flowers oil on canvas 58 x 68.2 cm Manchester City Art Galleries, UK

1872 Flowers: Carnations and Hyacinth in a Champagne Flute oil on canvas 38.1 x 26.7 cm Private Collection


1872 By the Table


This group picture brought together several writers, namely Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud Elzéar Bonnier, Léon Valade, Émile Blémont, Jean Aicard, Ernst d’Hervilly, and Camille Pelletan. Originally Fantin-Latour was planning a companion piece to his Homage to Delacroix, which was to feature Baudelaire, the influential writer, at its centre. This plan gradually receded in favour of a rather informal grouping of literary figures around a table.
This late group portrait became famous because of its authentic portrayal of Verlaine and Rimbaud, who are sitting on the left-hand side of the table in the foreground.

1872 By the Table oil on canvas 160 x 225 cm Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Portrait of (standing): Elzéar Bonnier, Emile Blémont, Jean Aicard, (sitting): Paul Velaine, Arthur  Rimbaud, Léon Valade, Ernest d’Hervilly, Camille Pelletan.

1871 Homage to Baudelaire pencil 21.4 x 29.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1871 Homage to Baudelaire pencil 21.4 x 29.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1871 Homage to Baudelaire pencil 21.4 x 29.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1871 Homage to Baudelaire pencil, pen and wash 21.4 x 29.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

n.d. Homage to Baudelaire pen and brown wash on tracing paper 21.4 x 29.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1872 Lilacs oil on canvas 56.5 x 47 cm Private Collection

1872 Queens Daisies oil on canvas Private Collection

1872 Roses in a Vase oil on canvas 35.6 x 28 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1872 Roses oil on canvas 32.5 x 25.5 cm Dundee Art Galleries and Museums, Scotland, UK

1872 Spring Flowers oil on canvas 25.5 x 25 cm Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

1872 Still Life with Roses, Fruit and a Glass of Wine oil on canvas Private Collection

1872 Still Life with Vase of Hawthorn, Bowl of Cherries, Japanese Bowl, and Cup and Saucer oil on canvas 23.5 x 21.7 cm Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

1872 Still Life: Chrysanthemums and Grapes oil on canvas Private Collection

1872 Still Life: Malmaison Roses oil on canvas 30 x 24 cm The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK

1872 Study of a Naked Woman oil on canvas 44.5 x 27 cm Musée d'Orsay, Paris photo © RMN (Musée d'Orsay)

1872 Study of Roses oil on canvas 47 x 37 cm Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, UK

1872 Vase of Flowers: Queens Daisies oil on canvas 46.4 x 38.4 cm Private Collection

1872 Vase of Roses oil on canvas Private Collection

1872c A Woodland Glade oil on canvas 47.4 x 52.1 cm Manchester City Galleries, UK

1872c Flowers oil on canvas 26.5 x 28 cm Private Collection

1873 A la Mémoire de Schumann oil on canvas 32 x 20 cm

1873 Chrysanthemums in a Vase oil on canvas 62.7 x 54 cm Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1873 Dahlias oil on canvas 33.2 x 48.3 cm Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Scotland, UK

1873 Flowers in a Vase oil on canvas 52.7 x 44.8 cm Manchester City Art Galleries, UK

1873 Flowers: Roses and Mimosa oil on panel 27 x 18.6 cm Private Collection

1873 Large Bouquet of Chrysanthemums oil on canvas Private Collection

1873 Peaches on a Dish oil on panel 23.9 x 33.2 cm National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1873 Roses in a Stemmed Glass oil on canvas 36.2 x 36.8 cm Birmingham Museums Trust, UK

1873 Spring Flowers oil on canvas Private Collection

1873 Still Life: Corner of a Table oil on canvas 96.4 x 125 cm  Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1873 Tea Roses in a Champagne Flute oil on canvas 36.8 x 30.5 cm Private Collection

1873 The Fairy of the Alps lithograph 32.2 x 43 cm (image) Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1873 Victoria Dubourg oil on canvas

1873 White Roses oil on canvas Private Collection

1873 Yellow Flowers (aka Coucous) oil on canvas Private Collection

1873c Roses in a Tall Glass oil on canvas 26 x 22.9 cm Private Collection

1874 Carnations oil on canvas 31 x 23.5 cm Private Collection

1874 Chrysanthemums oil on canvas 55.2 x 64.8 cm Glasgow Museums, Scotland, UK

1874 Fairy Roses oil on canvas Private Collection

1874 Four Peaches on a Table oil on canvas 20 x 28 cm

1874 Group of Figures in a Salon pencil 21.4 x 29.8 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris ©RMN

1874 Pansies oil on canvas 46.04 x 71.1 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

1874 Peaches and Grapes oil on canvas 45.7 x 55.9 cm Manchester City Galleries, UK

1874 Portrait of Miss Edith Crowe oil on canvas Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

1874 Roses in a White Porcelain Vase oil on canvas Private Collection

1874 Still Life with Pansies oil on canvas 47 x 56.5 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


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