Henri Fantin-Latour

Nature morte aux reines-marguerites

Auction Closed

December 7, 05:45 PM GMT


600,000 - 800,000 GBP

Lot Details


Henri Fantin-Latour

1836 - 1904

Nature morte aux reines-marguerites

signed Fantin and dated 69 (lower left)

oil on canvas

57.2 by 48.7cm., 22½ by 19⅛in.

Painted in 1869.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Galerie Brame & Lorenceau and it will be included in the catalogue raisonné of Fantin-Latour’s paintings and pastels by Galerie Brame & Lorenceau now in preparation.

Sale: Christie's, London, 11th July 1924, lot 21

F. & J. Tempelaere, Paris (acquired at the above sale)

Richard Semmel, Berlin & Amsterdam (sold: Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 13th June 1933, lot 12)

E. G. Van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam

Alex. Reid & Lefevre Ltd., London (acquired by 1934)

Etienne Bignou, Paris

Josef Stránský, New York (acquired from the above in 1935)

Estate of Josef Stránský

Wildenstein & Co., London (acquired from the above circa 1937)

Lord Whitburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (acquired from the above July 1938)

Private Collection, London

Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York (acquired by 1980)

Thomas Gibson Fine Art, London

Acquired from the above in 1985

This work is offered pursuant to a settlement agreement between the present owner and the heirs of Richard Semmel. 

The Illustrated London News, 24th November 1934, illustrated in colour p. 25 (titled La nappe blanche)
Art News, 23rd March 1935, illustrated on the cover (titled La nappe blanche)
Die Weltkunst, no. 15, 14th April 1935, illustrated p. 4 (titled Stilleben)

London, Alex. Reid & Lefevre Ltd., Fantin-Latour, 1934, no. 13, illustrated in the catalogue (titled La nappe blanche)
London, Wildenstein & Co., Collection of a Collector: Modern French Paintings from Ingres to Matisse (The Private Collection of the Late Josef Stransky), 1936, no. 7, illustrated in the catalogue (titled La nappe blanche)
New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co., Four Guest Galleries from Paris and Paul Rosenberg & Co. French Painting 1600-1900, 1982, no. 47, illustrated in colour in the catalogue