Musée No:218.056Regular price £25.00
Artist: Henri Fantin-Latour
Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 –1904) was a French painter and lithographer best known for his flower paintings, portraits and group portraits of Parisian artists and writers. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, then from 1854 he devoted himself to copying the works of the old masters in the Louvre. Although he was friends with several artists that would go on to become the “Impressionists”, including Whistler and Manet, his own work remained traditional in style, with the romanticisim of earlier generations. He regularly exhibited with his close friend Édouard Manet and the Impressionists, but he remained committed to traditional studio production and never painted outdoors.
Whistler brought attention to Fantin in England, where his still-lifes sold incredibly well. In fact these beautiful flower paintings were very much aimed at the British art market where the genre was very popular. These flowers were picked in the garden of FAntin's country house in Normandy.
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