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Roses and Lilies

Artist:
Henri Fantin-Latour (French, Grenoble 1836–1904 Buré)
Date:
1888
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
23 1/2 x 18 in. (59.7 x 45.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Gift of Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 2001, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002
Accession Number:
2001.202.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 821
This canvas, in excellent condition, shows Fantin's virtuosic manipulation of paint—not only with brushes, but also with the butt of the brush and scrapers.
Inscription: Signed and dated (upper right): Fantin. 88
Mrs. Edwin (Elizabeth Ruth) Edwards, London (d. 1907); J. P. Heseltine, London (by 1911–18; sale, Christie's, London, May 24, 1918, no. 59, for £714 to Cremetti); [(Eugene?) Cremetti, London, from 1918]; A. Cunningham, Stewarton, near Glasgow (until 1933; Christie's, London, July 14, 1933, no. 81, for £546 to Bernheim); E. Bernheim (from 1933); Faure, Paris (before 1939); private collection, possibly Otto and Christian Zieseniss, Paris (in 1939); Otto Zieseniss, Paris; Christian Zieseniss, Paris (his estate; until 1968, sold on March 29 to Wildenstein); [Wildenstein, New York, 1968; sold on May 6 to Annenberg]; Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, Rancho Mirage, Calif., (1968–2001; jointly with MMA, 2001–his d. 2002)
New York. World's Fair, Pavillon de la France. "Five Centuries of History Mirrored in Five Centuries of French Art," 1939, no. 357 (as "Roses and Lilies," formerly of the Faure collection, lent from a private collection [possibly Otto and Christian Zieseniss, lenders to the exhibition]).

London. Tate Gallery. "The Annenberg Collection," September 2–October 8, 1969, no. 14.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection," May 21–September 17, 1989, unnumbered cat.

Washington. National Gallery of Art. "Masterpieces of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection," May 6–August 5, 1990, unnumbered cat.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection," August 16–November 11, 1990, unnumbered cat.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection," June 4–October 13, 1991, unnumbered cat.

THIS WORK MAY NOT BE LENT, BY TERMS OF ITS ACQUISITION BY THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.

Madame Fantin-Latour. Catalogue de l'oeuvre complet (1849–1904) de Fantin-Latour. Paris, 1911, p. 140, no. 1332, as "Lis," in the collection of M. Heseltine.

M. Roy Fisher. The Annenberg Collection. Exh. cat., Tate Gallery. London, 1969, unpaginated, no. 14, ill. (color).

Colin B. Bailey in Masterpieces of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection. Ed. Colin B. Bailey, Joseph J. Rishel, and Mark Rosenthal. Exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, 1991, pp. 28, 30–31, 149, ill. (color and black and white), describes the technique; notes that the footed vase holding the roses also appears in "Roses and Larkspur" (1885; Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow; F1212) and "Roses in a Bowl" (MMA 2003.20.6).

Ira Berkow. "Jewels in the Desert." Art News 97 (May 1998), ill. p. 148 (color, installation photo).

Susan Alyson Stein in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2000–2001." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 59 (Fall 2001), pp. 5, 41, ill. (color).

Colin B. Bailey in Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection. Ed. Susan Alyson Stein and Asher Ethan Miller. 4th rev. ed. [1st ed., 1989]. New York, 2009, pp. 53, 55–58, no. 12, ill. (color).



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