1879 expo slideshow


Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:


of the

4th ‘impressionist’ exposition



In 1879 the ‘4me exposition de peinture‘ was held in Paris. This exposition is now mostly called the 4th ‘impressionist’ exposition. There were 16 partakers. The catalogue rendered the numbers 1-246, but in reality there were about 274 art-works exhibited. On this page you will find an accounted impression of these exhibited art-works, I render 254 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 254 suggestions for the about 274 art-works that were exhibited at the 4th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1879. Note: 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. For no.1, which contained of 3 panels, I render 4 pictures. For the 2 screens of no.105+106 I render 1 picture. Sometimes (20x) I have no suggestion at all, namely for 207 +212 +213 +215 +216 +217 +218 +219 +225 +226 +227 (Rouart); 233 + 235 + 236 +237 + 238(1+2) + 239 +240 +241 (Tillot). Helas, of several options I could only find a picture in black and white, namely no.20 +hc of Caillebotte; no.75 of Degas; no.94+104 of Forain; no.161 of Monet; nos. 194 +195 +196 +199 +hc of Pissarro. The following pictures I render to compare are very weak: no.76 of Degas; nos. 90 + 99 +100 +105 +106 +107 of Forain; no.112+123 of Lebourg; no.198 of Pissarro; nos. 220 +221 +223 +224 of Rouart; no.231+232 of Tillot. See the accounts of the partaking artists. See link for an explanation of the subscriptions.


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Note: More accurate and extended suggestions will follow.  Additional pictures will be added.