The Hector Berlioz Website

Berlioz-inspired works of art :  Henri Fantin-Latour (1)

The original copies of the following lithographs were donated by us to the Hector Berlioz Museum in 2011. The Museum holds the copyright for them.

FANTIN-LATOUR AND BERLIOZ 

1. A Berlioz [To Berlioz]
2. Duet from Les Troyens, Act 4
3. Danses
4. Italie ! from Les Troyens, Act 4
5. Verité
6. Adolphe Jullien [biographer of Berlioz]

“A Berlioz”

Berlioz-latour1


“Duo des Troyens”

troyens-latour2


Danses

danses-latour3


“Italie !”

mercure-latour4


“Vérité”

verite-latour5


“Adolphe Jullien”

jullien-latour6

The above engraving is by Félix Jasinski after an 1887 oil painting by Fantin-Latour.

Jullien wrote the following Berlioz-related books in the last two decades of the 19th century: 

Hector Berlioz, la vie et le combat, les œuvres (Paris, 1882)
Hector Berlioz, sa vie et ses œuvres (Paris, 1888)
Musique: Melanges d’histoire et de critique musicale et dramatique, (Paris, 1896). This book includes a chapter entitled  “La critique et Berlioz”.

His 1888 book is the first substantial and documented biography of Berlioz. Jullien commissioned Fantin-Latour to create 12 original engravings inspired by Berlioz’s music, which are included in the book as separate individually protected special sheets. 

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