H. Fantin-Latour, Born in Grenoble in 1836 Henri Fantin-Latour was the son of the portrait painter, Théodore Fantin-Latour. The family moved to Paris in 1841 and at the age of 10 Fantin began to study painting with his father. In 1850 he entered the studio of Lecoq de Boisbaudran who was an innovative and highly revered teacher who was known for his system of training visual memory, in 1854 he enroled in the Ecole des Beaux Arts and he later also briefly studied under Gustave Courbet in 1861. During his studies Fantin developed an appreciation for the Italian masters, in particular Titian and Veronese, and spent much of his time copying works in the Louvre, which he sold mostly to American and English clients. Whilst painting in the Louvre in 1857 he met Edouard Manet with whom he forged a lasting friendship, and in 1858 he also met Whistler and his future wife, Victoria Dubourg.
H. Fantin-Latour “Idyl” Lithograph, lovely Lithograph on wove paper, measuring 4.50 by 5.50 inches, unsigned and in good condition. Published in the late 19th century, Paris.