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Maker(s):Fantin-Latour, Ignace Henri
Culture:French (1836 - 1904)
Title:The Commemoration, drawing for the illustration in Le Monde Illustré, 16 October 1886
Date Made:1886
Type:Drawing
Materials:black crayon with white heightening, the composition bordered by a ruled framing line in black crayon, on beige tracing paper (papier calqué) mounted on beige wove card
Place Made:France
Measurements:mount (irregular): 25 1/4 x 20 1/8 in.; 64.135 x 51.1175 cm; sheet (irregular): 25 15/16 x 19 in.; 65.8813 x 48.26 cm
Narrative Inscription:  signed and dated in black crayon at lower left: h. Fantin 1886
Accession Number:  SC 1965.13
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Henry Tomlinson Curtiss (Mina Kirstein, class of 1918)
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
large stone grave draped with laurel chains with BERLIOZ carved in it, woman places a wreath on it while another woman in the center wearing a long dark robe and holding a scroll, on one side a nude woman sits covering her head with her hand, on the other a woman holding flowers faints into the arms of a man, another woman behind them holds a palm frond and a second man, partially viewed at the lower right holds his hat in his hands

Tags:
deaths; men; women; allegory; music

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