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

European Painting and Sculpture, 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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