To see his art, look not at Fantin’s groups of human figures, but at these crowds of flowers and fruit.
Not an Impressionist by any means, he was a close friend of Whistler and Manet, who painted some of the major group portraits of the late 1800s.
A founder member of the Royal Academy in 1768, she was precocious, successful, commissioned by the royal family, and almost completely forgotten. She died 200 years ago, on 2 May.
A sampling of paintings by the other five of the Six Masters – four Wangs and the great flower painter Yun Shouping.
With his many different styles and genres, from sketchy post-Impressionism to his mature Precisionism, he was nothing if not versatile and varied.