Henri Fantin Latour

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Self-Portrait, 1859.

Henri Fantin Latour (Grenoble, 1836 - Basse-Normandie, 1904) was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Impressionist movement, and best known for his portraits of Parisian cultural figures and still lifes. [1] He was friend of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863), Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) and Gustave Courbet (1819-1877); been student of the last one.

Latour exhibited in the Salon of 1861, and many of his more important canvases appeared on its walls in later years, though 1863 found him with Harpignies, Edouard Manet, Legros and James Whistler in the Salon des Refuses. [2]

Latour's portrait groups, Hommage à Delacroix (1864), The Toast (1865), A Studio in the Batignolles (1870), Coin de Table (1872), Round the Piano (1885) and others, make up a rich gallery of prominent personalities of his time: artists, poets and musicians. [3]


Coin de table, 1872.



Still Life - The Engagement, 1869.