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Analysis: A Studio in the Batignolles Quarter

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A Studio in the Batignolles Quarter

Henri Fantin-Latour, 1870

Oil on Canvas, 68 x 82 inches

Musee d'Orsay, Paris

This painting was created by Fantin-Latour as a tribute to his friends and fellow artists. Little did he know at the time that he was actually creating a snapshot of some of the early founders of Impressionism. Among the figures represented in the painting are Emile Zola, Frederic Bazille, Edouard Manet, Renoir, and Claude Monet.

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