1874 expo slideshow


Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:


of the

1st ‘impressionist’ exposition



In 1874 the ‘première exposition‘ of the ‘Société anonyme des artistes peintres, sculpteurs, graveurs, etc.’ was held in Paris. This exposition is now mostly called the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition. There were 31 partakers of which 1 was not mentioned in the catalogue (=hc). The catalogue rendered the numbers 1-165, but in reality there were about 225 art-works exhibited. On this page you will find an accounted impression of these exhibited art-works in 169 pictures. See the accounts of the partaking artists and the clarification at the bottom of this page. If you double click on the first picture and then click on full screen, you can create a slideshow. On a smartphone or laptop you can also zoom in. Enjoy!


On this page you find 169 suggestions for the about 225 art-works that were exhibited at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874. Note 1: the given suggestions vary from certain (=!), to almost certain (=?!), to uncertain (=?), to very uncertain (=??), to most uncertain (=???), to compare (=compare:) with another work of the artist, to compare with a similar work from another artist or even a photo. Sometimes (56x) I have no suggestion at all, namely for no.1 +3-2 +3-3 +3-4 +4-2 +4-3 +5 +6 (Astruc); 7 +8 +10 +11 +12 (Attendu); 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 (Béliard); 33 + 34 + 35b (Bureau); 50 +51 +52 +53 (Debras); no.58 (Degas); 67 + 68 +69 +70 (Latouche); 84 +85 +86 (Levert); 87 +88 +89 +91bis (Meyer); 113 +114 (Mulot-Durivage); no.115 (de Nittis); 119 +124 +127 (Auguste Ottin); 129 +130 +131 +132 +133 +134 +135 (Léon Ottin); 149 +150 +154 +156 (Rouart); 159 +160-1 +160-2 (Robert). Helas, of several options I could only find a picture in black and white, namely no.37+41 of Cals; no.90+91 of Meyer and no.147 of Rouart. The works I render to compare that are quite insufficient are: no.32 of Brandon; no.45 of Colin; no.54 of Degas; no.153 of Rouart and the hc picture by Comtesse de Luchaire. See the accounts of the partaking artists. See link for an explanation of the subscriptions.
Note 2: More accurate and extended suggestions will follow. Additional pictures will be added.


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