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.
- Henri Fantin-Latour
- Still Life: Corner of a Table
- Oil on canvas
- Inscribed upper left: Fantin ‘73
- 37 15/16 × 49 3/16 in. (96.4 × 125 cm)
- Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment