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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- Prints and Drawings
- Henri Fantin-Latour
- The Anniversary (Homage to Hector Berlioz)
- Pastel, with opaque watercolor and scraping, over a lithograph in black ink on wove paper
- Signed and dated, lower right, in black crayon: "Fantin 1877"
- 625 × 514 mm
- Margaret Day Blake Collection, Harold Joachim and Helen Regenstein Endowments