- Baigneuse effrayée, 1836-1904US$32,000
- Fleurs et fruits, 1865
- Dahlias, painted in 1874.Bidding closed
- Self-Portrait, 1861Permanent collection
- Three Peaches on a Plate, 1868Permanent collection
- Autoportrait dessinant , 1860
- The Embroiderers (Les brodeuses), 1898Permanent collection
- The Rosy Wealth of June, 1886
- _Roses de Nice_ on a Table, 1882Permanent collection
- Vision, 1895US$600
Henri Fantin-Latour, in full Ignace-Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour (born Jan. 14, 1836, Grenoble, France—died Aug. 25, 1904, Buré), French painter, printmaker, and illustrator noted for his still lifes with flowers and his portraits, especially group compositions, of contemporary French celebrities in the arts.
Fantin-Latour’s first teacher was his father, a well-known portrait painter. Later, he studied at the school of Lecoq de Boisbaudran and attended the École des Beaux-Arts. He exhibited at the official French Salons, but in 1863 he also showed his work in the rebel Salon des Refusés.
Although academic in manner, Fantin-Latour was independent in style. He had numerous friends among the leading French painters of his day, including J.-A.-D. Ingres, Eugène Delacroix, Camille Corot, Édouard Manet, and Gustave Courbet. His portrait groups, often arranged in rows of heads and figures like 17th-century Dutch guild portraits, are perhaps most interesting for their portrayal of various literary and artistic persons of the time.
Fantin-Latour’s flower paintings were particularly appreciated in England, where, through James McNeill Whistler and Sir John Everett Millais, Fantin-Latour found a patron in Edwin Edwards. A wealthy amateur engraver, he supported Fantin-Latour for years by purchasing his still lifes.
The last period of Fantin-Latour’s life was primarily devoted to lithography. In the Salon of 1876 he exhibited L’Anniversaire, honouring composer Hector Berlioz, and thereafter his lithographs were shown regularly. Most characteristic were his delicate portraits and imaginative drawings illustrative of the music of Richard Wagner, Berlioz, and others. He also illustrated Adolphe Jullien’s biographies of Wagner (1886) and Berlioz (1888).
Works for sale
- Henri Fantin-LatourVision, 1895€275
- Henri Fantin-LatourDuo des Troyens (6º planche), 1894€225
- Henri Fantin-LatourEvocation d'Erda (3º planche), 1885€250
- Henri Fantin-LatourDuo des Troyens (7º planche), 1903€375
- Henri Fantin-LatourEtude pour Eve, 1898€275
- Henri Fantin-LatourVérité (petite planche), 1900€275
- Henri Fantin-LatourVision, 1895US$600
- Henri Fantin-LatourVérité (petite planche), 1900US$225
- Henri Fantin-LatourBaigneuse effrayée, 1836-1904US$32,000
- Henri Fantin-LatourVérité (Truth), 1900US$275
- Henri Fantin-LatourLa Source dans les Bois, 1898£850
- Henri Fantin-LatourThe Muse, 1886£270
- Henri Fantin-LatourDuo des Troyens, 1890-1899£630
- Henri Fantin-LatourLa Source dans les Bois, 1898£490
- Henri Fantin-LatourOrientale, 1899Contact for Price
- Henri Fantin-LatourPortrait of Miss Edith Crowe, 1874
- Henri Fantin-LatourDawn, ca. 1883
- Henri Fantin-LatourThe Embroiderers (Les Brodeuses)
- Henri Fantin-LatourSelf-Portrait, 1861
- Henri Fantin-LatourManet in his Studio, 1870