The Anniversary (Homage to Hector Berlioz)

A work made of pastel, with opaque watercolor and scraping, over a lithograph in black ink on wove paper.
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  • A work made of pastel, with opaque watercolor and scraping, over a lithograph in black ink on wove paper.

Date:

1877

Artist:

Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904

About this artwork

Fantin-Latour (whose self-portrait can be found nearby, in gallery 126) underwent a striking evolution over the course of his career, starting out as a member of the Realist avant-garde before creating anti-Realist, fantastic compositions in the 1870s. This masterful pastel honoring the late French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz is part of the proto-Symbolist “imaginative projects” developed by Fantin-Latour around 1875.

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Artist

Henri Fantin-Latour

Title

The Anniversary (Homage to Hector Berlioz)

Origin

France

Date

1877

Medium

Pastel, with opaque watercolor and scraping, over a lithograph in black ink on wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, lower right, in black crayon: "Fantin 1877"

Dimensions

625 × 514 mm

Credit Line

Margaret Day Blake Collection, Harold Joachim and Helen Regenstein Endowments

Reference Number

1998.360

Extended information about this artwork

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