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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1859 - 1859|
|Artist:||Henri Fantin Latour - View biography for Henri Fantin Latour|
This portrait of the artist's sister was rejected by the Salon of 1859 perhaps because of its austere, understated composition. French academic painting still favoured grand narrative themes painted in sharp detail. Fantin-Latour's treatment of light in terms of tone rather than colour recalls the work of both Degas (1874-1917) and Whistler (1834-1903), both friends of the artist.
|Bequeathed by Arthur Colin Kenrick, 1953.|