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Henri Fantin-Latour

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  • Henri Fantin-Latour
  • Roses et Clematites
  • Signed Fantin (lower right)
  • Oil on canvas
  • 13 by 17 1/8 in.
  • 33 by 43.5 cm


Mr. and Mrs. Pollock, Ayr, Scotland (1920)
Private Collection, Ayrshire, Scotland
The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid and Lefevre, Ltd.), London
Acquavella Galleries Inc., New York
Dorothy Hirshon (acquired from the above on March 2, 1963 and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 17, 1998, lot 214)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner


London, Marlborough Fine Art, Fantin-Latour, Flower Paintings, 1962, no. 10
London, Lefevre Gallery,  XIX and XX Century Paintings, Drawings and Bronzes, 1962, no. 8
New York, Acquavella Galleries, Inc., Henri Fantin-Latour, 1966, no. 3

Catalogue Note

Fantin's still-life paintings were first exhibited in London at the Royal Academy in 1864.  Through James Whistler he met Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Edwards, who purchased many of his flower paintings and helped to establish the artist's reputation and career.  This picture dating from the early 1880s demonstrates the style that would attract many admiring collectors.