Beautiful lithograph on Chinese paper, hand signed on plate on the lower right margin. Third state on four. Excellent conditions, including an ivory colored cardboard passepartout 47.5 x 35 cm. Image dimensions: 32.6 x 24.3 cm Henri Theodore Fantin-Latour (Grenoble, 1836 - Buré, Orne, 1906), French painter and lithographer, well-known for his group portraits of Parisian artists, writers, and musicians and for flower and still-lifes paintings. In 1854, he began studying at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and, for the G. Coubet ‘s atelier, he spent much time copying the old masters of the 16th and 17th century in the Musée du Louvre. Although the French painter made friends with many young artists who would later become associated with Impressionism, including J. Whistler and Manet, Fantin-Latour preserved his style. In England, Fantin-Latour had a great success: Whistler did his best to increase Fantin-Latour's possibilities for professional recognition, and his still-lifes sold so well that they were ''practically unknown in France during his lifetime''. In addition to his realistic paintings and still-lifes, Fantin-Latour created imaginative lithographs inspired by his passion for the music of some of the greatest classical composers, such as Schumann, Wagner and Berlioz. Today some of his most famous artworks are on display at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Reference: Hédiard II7. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist who has died requires a licence for export regardless of the work’s market price. The shipping may require additional handling days to require the licence according to the final destination of the artwork.