About this artwork

Influenced by Japanese art, Fantin-Latour gradually simplified his still lifes, often focusing on a single variety of fruit, set against a neutral background. The first owner of this work was the British lawyer, painter and etcher Edwin Edwards (1823 – 1879), who acted as Fantin-Latour’s agent in England during the 1870s, selling these paintings to an eager British market. Every autumn Fantin-Latour would send his completed canvases to Edwards’s wife Elizabeth, who would arrange to have them framed and invite any prospective clients to the house to view them.

Published July 2022

  • artist:
  • title:
    Peaches on a Dish
  • date created:
    Dated 1873
  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • measurements:
    23.90 x 33.20 cm; Framed: 52.50 x 63.50 x 10.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequest of the Revd H G R Hay-Boyd 1941
  • accession number:
    NG 1950
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour

Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour