1st ‘impressionist’ exposition slideshow



Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:


of the

1st ‘impressionist’ exposition 1874

What pictures were shown at 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 214 pictures. See the accounts of the partakers 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 214 suggestions for the about 225 art-works that were exhibited at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874.
The numbers 71-73  (between Latouche and Lepic) are left out and also no. 146 of Renoir wasn’t exhibited.
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. Sometimes I render to compare a similar work made by another artist or even a photograph.
Sometimes (11x) I have no suggestion at all, namely for no. 129 +130 +131 +132 +133 +134 +135 (Léon Ottin); 149 +150 +154 +156 (Rouart).
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, no.147 of Renoir and no.157 of Rouart.
The works I render to compare that are quite insufficient are: no.1 +3-3 +4-2 +4-3 +5 +6 (Astruc); 8 +10 +11 +12 (Attendu); 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 (Béliard); 32 of Brandon; 33 + 34 (Bureau); no.45 of Colin; 50 +52 +53 (Debras); no.54 of Degas; 67 + 68 (Latouche); no.84 +85 of Levert; 87 +88 +89 +91bis (Meyer); 113 +114 (Mulot-Durivage); no.115 (de Nittis); 119 +124 +127 (Auguste Ottin); 159 +160-1 +160-1+2 (Robert); no.153 of Rouart and the hc picture by Comtesse de Luchaire.
See the accounts of the partakers. 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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