By the Table: Henri Fantin-Latour

Henri Fantin-Latour: By the Table

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 Émile Blémont who appears in the painting, in 1910 40 years after it was created.

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