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    Sale 5846

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    29 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 6

    Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904)

    Le repas (Le coin de table)

    Price Realised  

    Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904)
    Le repas (Le coin de table)
    oil on paper
    8¼ x 11½in. (20.9 x 29.2cm.)
    Painted in 1872


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    This work will be included in the Fantin-Latour catalogue raisonné des peintures et pastels being prepared by Galerie Brame & Lorenceau. This work is a preparatory work for one of Fantin-Latour's greatest compositions, Le coin de table, his hommage to the artistic circle of his time. In the centre we see a portrait of Baudelaire, whom the meal honours, and around him the great painters, writers and thinkers of the day. The finished work is housed at the Musée d'Orsay, and is one of the iconic depictions of fin de siècle Paris, and the intellectual gatherings that took place there.

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    Provenance

    Mrs. Fantin-Latour
    Sir Edmund Davis J.P., Canterbury
    Anon. sale, Christie's London, 15 May 1942, lot 118
    De Luz, acquired from the above sale


    Literature

    V. Fantin-Latour, Catalogue de l'oeuvre complete de Henri Fantin-Latour, Paris, 1911, no.578.


    Exhibited

    Paris, Musée du Luxembourg, no.578