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Fellow Men:
Fantin-Latour and the Problem of the Group in Nineteenth-Century French Painting
Bridget Alsdorf

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Self in Group Portraiture 19

  • In Homage 21
  • Moi et Delacroix 39
  • Manet: "One in a thousand, or alone" 56
  • Degas: Relational Portraiture 61

Chapter 2 A Crisis of Pride 68

  • Mutual Admiration Society 70
  • Courbet's Studio 74
  • To Truth! 79
  • Mirror, Mirror 82

Chapter 3 Studio of the Self 105

  • Solitary Confinement 111
  • Velázquez's Mirror 131
  • Bazille's Studio 144
  • Secret Societies 149

Chapter 4 Deviance and Disappearance 156

  • Les Vilains Bonshommes 160
  • Courbet / Fantin / Pelletan 178
  • In Absentia 189
  • Manet's Crowd 193
  • Rimbaud the Bourgeois 198

Chapter 5 The Irregularists 203

  • Renoir's Society 206
  • An Impressionist's Studio 215
  • Degas, Odd Man In 217

Conclusion 228

Notes 243

Selected Bibliography 309

Index 323

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