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Still Life: Corner of a Table

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1873

Artist:

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

Painting and Sculpture of Europe, Gallery 225

Artist

Henri Fantin-Latour

Title

Still Life: Corner of a Table

Origin

France

Date

1873

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed upper left: Fantin ‘73

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment

Reference Number

1951.226

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