1881 expo slideshow



Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:


of the

6th ‘impressionist’ exposition



In 1881 the ‘6me exposition de peinture‘ was held in Paris. This exposition is now mostly called the 6th ‘impressionist’ exposition. There were 14 partakers. The catalogue rendered the numbers 1-170, but in reality there were about 189 art-works exhibited. Several techniques/media were used. On this page you will find an accounted impression of these exhibited art-works, I render 166 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 166 suggestions for the about 189 art-works that were exhibited at the 6th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1881.
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. Sometimes (23x) I have no suggestion at all, namely no.32 (Gauguin), no.48+53 (Guillaumin), nos.125 + 126 +128 +134 + 136 +138 +139 (Rouart), nos. 140 + 141 + 142 + 143 + 144 + 145 + 147 + 148 + 149-1 +149-2 +149-3 +149-4 (Tillot), no.169 (Zandomeneghi). Helas, of several options I could only find a picture in black and white, namely no.17 of Degas; no.23 of Forain; nos. 57 + 59 +60 +62 +hc of Morisot; nos. 77 + 79 +84 +85 of Pissarro; no.95+115 of Raffaëlli; no.167 of Zandomeneghi. The following pictures I render to compare are quite weak: nos. 101 +110 +114 +124 of Raffaëlli; no.131 of Rouart. 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.