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Oil painting - Portrait of Mademoiselle Marie Fantin-Latour

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1953P13
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1859 - 1859

Maker Information

Artist:Henri Fantin Latour - View biography for Henri Fantin Latour

Notes

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.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Old Master
Medium:Oil on canvas.
Material(s):Oil paint

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Dimensions

Height:605 mm
Width:855 mm