Artist Henri Fantin-Latour was known for his realistic still life paintings. Though he spent time with the Impressionist painters, Fantin-Latour shunned the significant artistic movements of his generation. Fantin-Latour initially sought academic fame through portraiture, but his still lifes were what made him truly famous. In his book entitled Atelier de Fantin-Latour, Jacques-Émile Blanche said: “Fantin studied each flower, each petal, its grain, its tissue as if it were a human face.” A still life painting from Fantin-Latour will be highlighted in the upcoming Important Paintings sale, offered by Doyle. Titled Six Roses Jaunes dans un Vase en Verre, the work shows white roses in a glass vase against a brown background.
This Doyle event presents 50 pieces of contemporary and post-war paintings and sculptures. An untitled painting by Alexander Calder is one of the featured lots. Best known for his three-dimensional wire sculptures creating “drawings in space,” Calder often painted to examine ideas of color, space, and composition. The available piece features several motifs colored with a bright palette. Sunkoo Yuh’s stoneware sculpture titled Fertility Bird will also be available. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Doyle.
# of Lots:50
Price Range:$6,000 - $400,000