Francis Poictevin

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.

Key facts

Artist dates
1861 - 1942
Full title
Francis Poictevin
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
26.7 x 16.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Tate: Presented by Miss Hilda Trevelyan 1939
Inventory number
Location in Gallery