Henri Fantin-Latour: Homage to Delacroix

Homage to Delacroix: Henri Fantin-Latour

Homage to Delacroix (or Hommage à Delacroix) is an 1864 group portrait by French artist Henri Fantin-Latour containing a group of his contemporaries surrounding a self-portrait of Eugène Delacroix who died a year prior. The painting was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1864.

Fantin-Latour is pictured with nine other French artists early in their careers, all of which went on to become famous artists, and is particularly notable for being painted at the time of the beginning of French Impressionism to which many here would contribute greatly.

Pictured here are Louis Cordier, Louis Edmond Duranty, Alphonse Legros, Henri Fantin-Latour, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Eugène Delacroix, Champfleury, Édouard Manet, Félix Bracquemond, Charles Baudelaire and Albert de Balleroy.

Eugène Delacroix was a master painter who was generally considered to be the leader of the French Romantic School of art. He was inspired by the Renaissance masters of Italy and the North and was well respected by his contemporaries of the time.

Henri Fantin-Latour’s Homage to Delacroix is in the Musée d’Orsay in pairs, France.

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