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Still Life: Corner of a Table

A work made of oil on canvas.
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  • A work made of oil on canvas.




Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904

About this artwork

This canvas, exhibited at the Salon of 1873, relates to Henri Fantin-Latour’s largest and most famous painting of the decade, The Corner of a Table (1872; Musée d’Orsay, Paris), an immense composition that includes detailed portraits of several major young Parisian poets and writers. The table around which they are posed displays many of the still-life elements that are arranged in a natural, random fashion in this work. The dramatic silhouette of the delicate rhododendron blooms reflects the influence of Japanese prints.


On View, Gallery 225


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Henri Fantin-Latour


Still Life: Corner of a Table


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on canvas


Inscribed upper left: Fantin ‘73


96.4 × 125 cm (37 15/16 × 49 3/16 in.)

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Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment

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