Though better known for his still life work, I find Henri Fantin-Latour's compositions more intriguing.
I rediscovered his work at the Art Students League library and immediately became in disagreement with the historian (favorite hobby) for her claim that his compositional work was "uninspiring" and "awkward"-- quite the opposite!
Harold in the Mountains, 1884
The Evening Star, 1879
Le Découragement de l'artiste, Henri Fantin-Latour (1895)
We all can relate to the latter, I think.