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 Fantin-Latour, Henri (French painter and printmaker, 1836-1904) , Portrait of Mlle. Marie Fantin-Latour

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Title Portrait of Mlle. Marie Fantin-Latour
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Fantin-Latour, Henri (French painter and printmaker, 1836-1904)
Date 1859 (dated)
Signed yes
Description This portrait of the artist's sister was rejected by the Salon of 1859 perhaps because of its simple masses and soft outlines. French academic painting still favoured clear, firm evidence of dessin. Fantin-Latour's treatment of light in terms of tone rather than colour places him apart from the Impressionists and marks him out as belonging to the earlier generation of artists upon whose experiments the Impressionists built. Fantin showed it in an exhibition in the studio of François Bonvin, the painter.
Current Accession Number 1953P13
Former Accession Number P.13´53
Inscription front cl 'Fantin 1859'
Subject portrait (Mlle. Marie Fantin-Latour)
Measurements 73.7 x 58.4 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Colin Kenrick 1953.
Provenance A. M. Gorjeu.
Principal Exhibitions Francois Bonvin's Studio, 1959; Paris-Londres, Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd, 1953, cat. no. 2; 19th Century French Painting; Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth, 1960, cat. no. 16; Fantin-Latour, Wildenstein and Company, 1984, cat. no. 6; French Impressionism, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 1991, cat. no. 30.
Publications Jullien, A., Fantin-Latour, 1909; Madame Fantin-Latour, Oeuvre de Fantin-Latour, 1911, no. 112; Dimier, L., Faits et Idées de Histoire des Arts, 1923, p. 65; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Catalogue, 1960; Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 58, ill.
Notes Inscription on back of canvas '4786'. Stamp on back of canvas 'TABLEAUX MODERNES/ G. TEMPELAERE/ 23 Rue [illegible]/ Paris.'
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth
 

 

 

 

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