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Henri Fantin-Latour 1836-1904
N02133 Roses 1864
Inscribed 'Fantin 1864' b.l.
Oil on canvas, 22 1/4 x 18 1/4 (56.5 x 46.5)
Bequeathed by Mrs Edwin Edwards to the National Gallery 1907; transferred c.1920
Prov: Mr and Mrs Edwin Edwards, Sunbury and London
Exh: Loan Exhibition of Pictures by H. Harpignies and Fantin-Latour, Dutch Gallery, London, March-April 1903 (2 or 9, both entitled 'Roses', 3 'Vase of Roses' or 18 'White Roses'); Exposition de l'Oeuvre de Fantin-Latour, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, May-June 1906 (83) as 'Roses blanches'
Lit: Adolphe Jullien, Fantin-Latour: sa Vie et ses Amiti´s (Paris 1909), p.26; Mme Fantin-Latour, Catalogue de l´Oeuvre Complet (1849-1904) de Fantin-Latour (Paris 1911), No.239, p.34 as 'Fleurs'; Frank Gibson, The Art of Henri Fantin-Latour (London n.d.), p.112
Repr: Art Journal, 1903, p.158; Burlington Magazine, XIII, 1908, p.341
Said by Gibson to have been painted while the artist was staying with Mr and Mrs Edwin Edwards [see Tate N01952] at Sunbury in the autumn of 1864, during his third visit to England.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.216, reproduced p.216