Fantin-Latour, Ignace Henri Jean Théodore

Fantin-Latour, Ignace Henri Jean Théodore

Fantin-Latour, Ignace Henri Jean Théodore, 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.
Gaspard-Théodore-Ignace de la Fontaine (6 January 1787 - 11 February 1871) was a Luxembourgian politician and jurist. He was the first Prime Minister of Luxembourg, serving for four months, from 1 August 1848 until 6 December of the same year.

His third son, Edmond, better known by his pen name 'Dicks', became Luxembourg's national poet, and one of the fathers of Luxembourgian literature.

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