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To Robert Schumann

To Robert Schumann

1894

Henri Fantin-Latour

(French, 1836-1904)

Lithograph

Gift of Ralph King 1921.67

Catalogue raisonné: Hediard 109

State: I

Description

Passionately engaged with music, Fantin-Latour began to explore musical themes in his art after he attended the first full production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle in 1876 in Bayreuth, Germany. Lithographs such as To Robert Schumann earned Fantin the reputation as "the artist who made music visible." To his admirers, Fantin did not merely illustrate operatic scenes, but "wrapped his soul in music . . . and with wondrous dexterity drew . . . the visions he heard."

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph
Credit line: 
Gift of Ralph King

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