VICTORIA DUBOURG FANTIN-LATOUR PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
VICTORIA DUBOURG FANTIN-LATOUR
Victoria Dubourg, like her husband Henri Fantin-Latour, specialized in still lifes. The two artists met while copying Old Masters at the Louvre in 1866. They were engaged in 1869, the year Victoria Dubourg exhibited her first painting at the Paris Salon but were not married until 1876. Fantin-Latour's engagement present to Victoria was a still life with a vase of flowers, a bowl of strawberries and a glass of wine, now hanging in the Musée Grenoble together with a still life by Victoria. Dubourg was an intimate part of the Impressionists' circle from its outset. Edgar Degas' portrait of her dating from the late 1860s is in the Toledo Museum of Art. She was also closely associated with Edouard Manet and Berthe Morisot.
Victoria Dubourg exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon, winning an honorable mention in 1894 and a medal in 1895. All her exhibits were still lifes apart from her first two entries which were portraits reminiscent of the early portraits of Fantin-Latour. Her paintings are in the collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, and museums in Alençon, Château-Thierry, and Grenoble.
Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris
Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble
Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle d'Alençon, Alençon
Musée Jean de la Fontaine, Château-Thierry, Paris