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
1952, Collection of A.M. André Bazille (Montpellier, France);
possibly by descent, Mme. Rachou-Bazille (France).
(Paul Kantor);
1988-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Palais de l'Industrie, Salon. Paris, May 1-June 15 1866, no. 97.

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

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

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

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

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

"Bazille," Exh. cat., Galerie Wildenstein. Paris, 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.

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

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

Bulletin of the DIA 64, no. 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 65, no. 4. 1990, pp. 4-11, fig 1, repr.

Frédèric Bazille: Prophet of Impressionism. Exh. cat., Musée Fabre, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Dixon Galleries. Montpellier, Brooklyn, Memphis, 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.

Frédéric Bazille. Exh. cat., Musée Marmottan Monet. Paris, 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.