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Rediscovered Fantin-Latour Portrait

December 7th, 2021

Last month we were lucky enough to find a lost portrait by Henri Fantin Latour depicting an unknown gentleman and painted in 1856 when Fantin was renting a site with some of his friends from the Lecoq de Boisbaudrans studio. The painting corresponds well with a similar portrait of the same year by Fantin-Latour depicting the painter Alphonse Legros.

Brame & Lorenceau kindly inspected the painting and confirmed its authenticity – issuing a certificate and including it in the painters digital catalogue raisonne.

This enigmatic work is on its original canvas and signed and dated upper left.