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Key facts
Full title Francis Poictevin
Artist Jacques-Emile Blanche
Artist dates 1861 - 1942
Date made 1887
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 26.7 x 16.5 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit Tate: Presented by Miss Hilda Trevelyan 1939
Inventory number L689
Location Not on display
Image copyright Tate: Presented by Miss Hilda Trevelyan 1939, © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2005
Francis Poictevin
Jacques-Emile Blanche

Francis Poictevin (1854 - 1904) was a French Symbolist writer. Blanche made a lithograph after this portrait for the frontispiece of Poictevin's 'Paysages et Nouveaux Songes', published in 1888.

This painting for a time belonged to Degas, but he returned it to Blanche, probably when the latter's portrait of Degas (Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art) was reproduced in 'The Studio' in December 1903, contrary to Degas's wishes.

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