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Frontispiece: Truth

A work made of lithograph in black with scraping on stone on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black with scraping on stone on cream laid paper.




Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904

About this artwork

In addition to the work of Wagner, Fantin was influenced by other great operas composed during his lifetime. In this lithograph a muse inscribes the names of composers whose music most inspired Fantin’ s lithographs. The trumpeting figure above the scroll symbolizes fame.


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Henri Fantin-Latour


Frontispiece: Truth


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Lithograph in black with scraping on stone on cream laid paper


Image: 45.7 × 32.2 cm (18 × 12 11/16 in.); Sheet: 69.5 × 52.4 cm (27 3/8 × 20 11/16 in.)

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The Charles Deering Collection

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