Month: March 2020

Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann: A Wounded Danish Soldier

A Wounded Danish Soldier: Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann

A Wounded Danish Soldier by Polish-Danish painter Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann shows a young woman reading to a bedridden bearded man for consolation. She tenderly holds his hand while he, clearly melancholic, turns his face out towards the viewer. The rose on the bedside table symbolises both love and hope. Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann’s A Wounded Danish Soldier (En …

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Henri Fantin-Latour: By the Table

By the Table: Henri Fantin-Latour

By the Table is a group portrait by French artist Henri Fantin-Latour of well known poets and writers in mid-century France. painted in 1872, pictured are Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Léon Valade, Ernest d’Hervilly, Camille Pelletan, Elzéar Bonnier-Ortolan, Émile Blémont amd Jean Aicard Henri Fantin-Latour’s By the Table is in the Musée d’Orsay, donated by …

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