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Francis Poictevin
Jacques-Emile Blanche  -- French painter 18611942 
Tate Gallery, London 
Oil on canvas
26.7 x 16.5 cm
Presented by Miss Hilda Trevelyan 1939 N04995
 Jpg: Tate Gallery

From: Tate Gallery
display caption August 1993

Poictevin (1854-1904) was a French writer of the Symbolist period. A lithographic print based on this portrait was used as a frontispiece of one of his books. Degas owned this painting for many years; it hung in his bedroom. His friendship with Blanche finished in 1903 when Blanche allowed the periodical 'The Studio' to reproduce his portrait of Degas, against Degas' wishes. This portrait was probably returned to Blanche at this time.
(Tate Gallery)




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