Religions and Religion

A work made of charcoal, with stumping, on canvas prepared with a white oil paint ground.
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  • A work made of charcoal, with stumping, on canvas prepared with a white oil paint ground.

Date:

1888

Artist:

Henri Fantin-Latour
French, 1836-1904

About this artwork

Fantin’ s composition is inspired by Victor Hugo’s 1880 poem "Religions and Religion." In one long section of the poem, the poet listens to voices emanating from clouds that discuss the nature and history of man’s religions. The drawing served as a maquette , or model, for an illustration in the collected works of Victor Hugo (1802-1885), which was published by the French government after the poet’s death.

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Artist

Henri Fantin-Latour

Title

Religions and Religion

Origin

France

Date

1888–1904

Medium

Charcoal, with stumping, on canvas prepared with a white oil paint ground

Dimensions

451 × 375 mm

Credit Line

Margaret Day Blake Fund

Reference Number

1982.1489

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