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Ignace Henri Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour

Fantin-Latour, Ignace Henri Jean Théodore (ēgnäsˈ äNrēˈ zhäNˈ tēōdôrˈ fäNtăNˈ-lätōrˈ) [key], 1836–1904, French painter and lithographer. He is best known for his portrait groups of famous contemporaries. Notable examples are The Studio at Batignolles, Hommage à Delacroix, and Around the Piano (all: Louvre). His famous portrait of Manet is in the Chicago Art Institute. Influenced by Courbet, he depicted his friends with an almost photographic technique. He is also admired for still-life paintings of flowers.

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