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Symphonie Fantastique: A Ball, from Hector Berlioz, sa vie et ses oeuvres

A work made of lithograph in black on off-white china paper, laid down on white wove paper (chine collé).
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on off-white china paper, laid down on white wove paper (chine collé).

Date:

1888

Artist:

Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904

About this artwork

French composer Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique is an epic composition that tells the story of an artist’s unrequited love for a beautiful woman, who was probably based on the Irish actress Harriet Smithson. Here, Henri Fantin-Latour paid homage to the symphony’s second movement, in which the artist, at right, tries to gain the attention of his beloved as the guests of the ball mingle in the background.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Henri Fantin-Latour

Title

Symphonie Fantastique: A Ball, from Hector Berlioz, sa vie et ses oeuvres

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1888

Medium

Lithograph in black on off-white China paper, laid down on white wove paper (chine collé)

Dimensions

Image: 23.4 × 15.5 cm (9 1/4 × 6 1/8 in.); Sheet: 30.7 × 21.7 cm (12 1/8 × 8 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.2967

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