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Title Bouquet of Dahlias
Original Translation Bouquet de Dahlias
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Fantin-Latour, Henri (French painter and printmaker, 1836-1904)
Date 1871 (dated)
Signed yes
Description Fantin-Latour's still-life paintings were particularly popular with English buyers. Although in many respects as austere in observation as the artist's portraits, his flower paintings, such as this one, received greater interest from Victorian patrons wishing to decorate their homes.
Current Accession Number 1958P15
Former Accession Number P.1558
Inscription front ur 'Fantin 71'
Subject still life (flowers)
Measurements 28.3 x 33.3 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Mr Paul S. Cadbury 1958.
Provenance Agnes Elsie Bremner Collection until 1931; Geraldine S. Cadbury; Alderman Barrow Cadbury (d. 1958).
Publications Madame Fantin-Latour, Oeuvre de Fantin-Latour, 1911, no. 546; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Catalogue, 1960; Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 60, ill.
Notes Label on reverse 'This picture by Fantin La Tour was / sent to Geraldine S. Cadbury by / Agnes Elsie Bremner a few days before her death on November 25th 1931'.
The painting may have been exhibited in the fifth exhibition of the Society of French Artists in 1872 as no. 25 (information kindly provided by Martin Hopkinson 2012).
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth

 

 

 

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