Artist Jean-Frederic Bazille, French, 1841-1870
Title
  • Still Life with Fish
Date 1866
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 25 × 32 1/4 inches (63.5 × 81.9 cm)
Framed: 32 1/8 × 39 3/4 × 3 1/2 inches (81.6 × 101 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 1988.9
Department European Painting
On View Modern C234, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, lower right: F. Bazille
Montpellier, Collection A.M. André Bazille, (family of the artist) 1952;
France, (by descent to ?) Mme. Rachou-Bazille;
Paris, Palais de l'Industrie, Salon, May 1-June 15 1866, no. 97.

Paris, Salon d'Automne, "Retrospective Bazille," 1910, no. 6.

Montpellier, Musée Fabre, Exposition Internationale, "Retrospective Bazille," 1927, no. 6.

Poulain, G., Bazille et Ses Amis, Paris, 1932, no. 14.

Montpellier, Musée Fabre, "Centenaire de Bazille," May-June 1941, no. 16.

Rewald, J., History of Impressionism, New York, 1946, pp. 115, 121.

Paris, Galerie Wildenstein, "Bazille," 1950, no. 23. (exhibition catalogue incorrectly states that painting is signed/dated l.r.: F.B.1866!.)

Daulte, F., Frederic Bazille et Son Temps, Geneva, 1952, p. 173, no. 17, repr.

Montpellier, Musée Fabre, Frédéric Bazille, ex. cat., 13-31 October 1959, no. 13.

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "Frederic Bazille and Early Impressionism," 1978, p. 132, (repr. as collateral image only, not in exhibition) lent from private collection.

Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 64, nos. 2/3, 1988, p. 18, fig. 14, repr. only.

Marandel, J. P., "A note on Bazille's Still Life with Fish of 1865," Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 65, no. 4, 1990, pp. 4-11, fig 1, repr.

Montpellier, Musée Fabre--Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art--Memphis, Dixon Galleries, "Frédèric Bazille: Prophet of Impressionism," 1992/1993, p. 12, repr. (cat. entry by D. Pitman).

Daulte, F., Frédéric Bazille et les débuts de l'Impressionisme, Paris, 1992, no. 19

Bajou, V., Frédèric Bazille 1841-1870, Aix-en-Provence, 1993, pp. 12, 117, repr. (color).

Bonfoux, P., Bazille; les Plaisirs et les Jours, Paris, 1994, pp. 20-21, repr.

Schulman, M., Frédéric Bazille, Paris, 1995, no. 22.

Pitman, Dianne W. Bazille: Purity, Pose, and Painting in the 1860s. University Park, 1998, pp. 55, 68–71 (ill.), 77.

Paris, Musée Marmottan Monet, "Frédéric Bazille," 2003, pp. 41, 79, 84 cat. 10, repr. (exh. organized by M. Delafond and C. Genet-Bondeville).

Hilaire, Michel and Paul Perrin, eds. Frédéric Bazille (1841–1870) and the Birth of Impressionism. Exh. cat., Musée Fabre, Musée d'Orsay and National Gallery of Art, Washington. Paris, 2016, pp. 35, 39, 77, 83, fig. 43 (ill.); pp. 85, 88, 90, 152, 158, 232, cat. 29 (ill.); p. 283.