About this artwork

These are Gloire de Dijon roses, distinctive for their large blooms, pinkish-apricot colour and fragrant scent. Fantin-Latour brought them indoors to paint in the studio, studying the relationship of different tones. Here he sets the pale pink roses against a neutral, dark background, a device often used by his contemporary Edouard Manet. Fantin-Latour’s still lifes were extremely popular with French and British collectors in the later nineteenth century.

Updated January 2022

  • artist:
  • title:
    Roses
  • date created:
    1888
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    38.00 x 40.00 cm; Framed: 66.00 x 61.00 x 10.20 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Dr John Kirkhope 1920
  • accession number:
    NG 1455
  • gallery:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour

Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour