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Inscription

upper left: Fantin 61; lower left: 1861

Provenance

Madame Fantin-Latour; sold by 1929 to (Tempelaere, Paris). David David-Weill [1871-1952], Neuilly-sur-Seine, by 1936.[1] (Robert Schmidt, Paris); sold June 1971 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1995 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1905
Possibly Exposition de l'Atelier de Fantin-Latour, Paris, 1905, no. 41, as Portrait du Maitre (1861).
1929
Galerie de la Renaissance, Paris, 1929
1936
Centenaire de Henri Fantin-Latour, Musée-Bibliothèque de Grenoble, 1936, no. 12, as Portrait de Fantin.
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000, no cat.
2007
Fantin-Latour: de la réalité au rêve, Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne, 2007, no. 10, repro.
Bibliography
1911
Fantin-Latour, Mme. Catalogue de l’œuvre complet, 1849-1904, de Fantin-Latour. Paris, 1911: no. 170.
2013
Alsdorf, Bridget. Fellow Men: Fantin-Latour and the Problem of the Group in Nineteenth-Century French Painting. Princeton, 2013: 31, 187, color plate 9.