Joseph-Henri Altès (1826–1895)

Edgar Degas French

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This profile view of the first flutist and concertmaster of the Paris Opéra, Joseph-Henri Altès, is one of Degas's many portraits of musicians. As a "little joke," Lousine Havemeyer, who originally owned the painting, hung it between two Renaissance portraits and was quite pleased to find that "the modern master held his own."

Joseph-Henri Altès (1826–1895), Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Oil on canvas

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