About This Artwork

Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904

Still Life with Flowers, 1881

Oil on canvas
19 x 23 1/2 in. (48.2 x 59.7 cm)
Inscribed upper right corner: Fantin 81

Gift of Mary and Leigh Block, 1988.260

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, An Exhibition of Sixty-seven Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. Albert D. Lasker, 17 March - 4 April, 1954, cat. 32 (ill.).

Publication History

Arsène Alexandre, "Les Roses de Fantin-Latour," Renaissance 13 (May 1930), pl. 4.

Art Institute of Chicago Annual Report 1988-89, pp. 23, 55 (ill.).

Ownership History

Possibly Ruth Edwards, London [see Alexandre 1930]. Emile Laffon, Paris (died 1931), by 1930 [see Alexandre 1930]. Wildenstein, New York, 1953 [according to Ah-Whang Hsia's telephone conversation of September 13, 2006, it was acquired from Laffon by Wildenstein along with a group of paintings by Fantin-Latour]; sold to Mrs. Albert D. Lasker, New York in January, 1954 [according to information from Wildenstein label on the reverse and confirmed by Ah-Whang Hsia, telephone conversation of September 13, 2006; the painting cannot be the "Bouquet de Fleurs," cat. 33 in An Exhibition of Sixty-nine Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. Albert D. Lasker, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, March 6-29, 1953]; passed to her stepdaughter and her husband, Mary and Leigh Block, Chicago probably after 1965 [it is included in a list of pictures in Mrs. Lasker's New York house from that year]; given to the Art Institute, 1988.




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