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Henri Fantin-Latour artwork • painting • previously for sale Odalisque

Fantin-Latour I.H.J.T.  | Ignace 'Henri' Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour, Odalisque, oil on canvas laid down on panel 11.5 x 16.2 cm, signed l.r. and painted in 1904

Henri Fantin-Latour

oil on canvas laid down on panel 11.5 x 16.2 cm, signed l.r. and painted in 1904

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. Gustave Tempelaere, Parijs; madame Salviotti, Parijs.
Literature: Mme. Fantin-Latour, 'Catalogue de l'Oeuvre Complet de Fantin-Latour', Parijs 1911, pag. 217, 2044. Wordt opgenomen in de 'Catalogue Raisonné des Peintures et Pastels de Henri Fantin-Latour', in voorbereiding bij Galerie Brame & Lorençeau, Parijs.

Although Henri Fantin-Latour was on friendly terms with the first generation of Paris Impressionists, artistically he was not regarded as one of them. Whilst this avant-garde movement vigorously defended its innovative art, Fantin-Latour created his own more subdued style. Unlike the Impressionists, he had little interest in landscape and city views. Instead he painted exquisite portraits and is also best known for his floral still-lifes. Fantin-Latour’s group portraits of contemporary painters and writers like Baudelaire, Manet and Zola are famous. Like his still-lifes, his portraits are generally painted in a realistic manner. A magical use of colour is sometimes used in his later, vague symbolistic, fantasy depictions, which reveal his passion for music. They resulted in many allegoric representations of the female nude in the form of bathers, nymphs and odalisques.

Henri Fantin-Latour | La coiffeuse, oil on canvas, 27.0 x 21.2 cm, signed u.l.

Henri Fantin-Latour

painting • for sale

La coiffeuse

Henri Fantin-Latour | Trois baigneuses, oil on canvas, 65.1 x 54.0 cm, dated 25 Août 1904

Henri Fantin-Latour

painting • for sale

Trois baigneuses, 1904

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