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
4. Italie ! from Les Troyens, Act 4
6. Adolphe Jullien [biographer of Berlioz]
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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