Oct 17, 2007

Marie-Yolande de Fitz-James

Marie-Yolande de Fitz-James


Henri Fantin-Latour

(French, 1836–1904)

Oil on fabric

Framed: 65.1 x 57.2 x 7.6 cm (25 5/8 x 22 1/2 x 3 in.); Unframed: 50.2 x 42.2 cm (19 3/4 x 16 5/8 in.)

Gift of Lewis C. Williams 1982.256


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Fantin-Latour, known for his portraits and flower still lifes, never shared the artistic viewpoint of his friends and contemporaries, the Impressionists. He remained a traditional academic painter throughout his career and the style of this portrait reflects the romanticism of an earlier generation.


This portrait depicts Marie-Yolande de Fitz-James, the 12-year-old daughter of Édouard de Fitz-James. Fantin-Latour painted a series of portraits of her family members in preparation for a large group portrait that was never completed. Although Fantin-Latour frequently exhibited with his close friend Édouard Manet and the Impressionists, he remained committed to traditional studio production and never painted outdoors.

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