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Lélio: The Aeolian Harp, 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

Hector Berlioz created Lélio, a work incorporating both music and spoken text, as a sequel to his Symphonie Fantastique. Like its predecessor, Lélio tells the story of a failed love affair, but it also describes the artist’s turn to music as an antidote to his heartbreak. This lithograph depicts Lélio’s fifth song, in which the artist listens to an Aeolian harp. Played by the wind, this wooden instrument served as an important symbol of artistic inspiration during the Romantic era.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Henri Fantin-Latour

Title

Lélio: The Aeolian Harp, 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: 23.1 × 15.1 cm (9 1/8 × 6 in.); Sheet: 30.6 × 22.7 cm (12 1/16 × 8 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.2968

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