general account




a quest for an historical reconstruction

General account

about this website


The information on this website is accounted for:
The information on this website on Impressionism and the 8 ‘impressionist’ expositions is based on extended research starting in the summer of 2017. In the blog you can follow the development of the website, which pages were created and altered when.


The goal of this website in progress:
As indicated at the homepage the main goal of this website is to share the beauty of Impressionism and to make a historical reconstruction of the 8 ‘impressionist’ expositions (1874-1886).
More specific to render answers on the main questions I used for my investigation:

  1. What art-works were exhibited at the 8 ‘impressionist’ expositions from 1874-1886?
    Including the many unknown art-works.
  2. Who were the partaking artists?
    Including the many (quite) unknown partakers.


Additional questions are:

  1. What is Impressionism?
  2. Were the partaking artists impressionist?
    In the sense of being part of the ‘impressionist’ art-movement and in the sense of painting in an impressionist style.
  3. How were the partaking artists related to the Paris Salon?
  4. What are the characteristics of the surroundings of the partakers of the ‘impressionist’ expositions?


(Future), minor additional questions about the partaking artists are:

  1. Where did they live, paint and meet other ‘impressionists’?
  2. At what locations did they paint?
  3. Did the artist had to sell art-works to make a living?
  4. Who bought his works?
  5. At what other expositions were his art-works exhibited?
  6. Were his art-works exhibited at international impressionist expositions?

So the purpose of this website is educational and for entertainment, not commercial. That’s why I don’t use advertisements as many websites do. (Advertisements that only stimulate the greed that is within us.)  Many pages are finished, but still can be adjusted. Other pages are in progress and will be so for the next years. To follow what is new and changed see the blog (note: here I will only mention the pages I have build and altered).


About the developer:
My name is Hans Weevers and I’m a lover of bright-vibrant-colours. I’m not educated in art-history and I’m not a painter. I’m just very much interested in art-history and painting, especially the period 1855-1914. I question some of the general opinions on Impressionism and the impressionist painters. In this way I like to stimulate an ongoing debate on Impressionism instead of repeating  the common opinions. And I acknowledge that in this debate, I’m just an amateur. One of the foundations of my knowledge is a close observance of the pictures.
This website is a very big hobby of mine. Apart from building this website I also give some lectures about Impressionism. On my YouTube channel ‘BrightVibrantColours‘ you can find some video-lectures in Dutch.
I’m Dutch, so excuse my simple English and that’s also why many of my sources are in Dutch. Most translations are my own, helped by (=iR170), (=iR171) and dictionaries.
If you want to react on this website or contact me for another reason my email-address is: .


Used sources and references:
I prudently make clear the sources I have used, because I like to honour these sources. It will also give you the possibility to check my assertions and to continue your personal research. See the links for references to Musea (=M), to the general references (=R) to sources used in the pages and to references to internet pages (=iR). For additional references (=aR) used for the partaking artist and other items see at the bottom of the main page on that artist / item. Because of limited financial resources and limited access to specialised libraries many of my sources are quite old. I assume that the pictures I used are Public Domain (see). I also assume that it is legal to use different sources when they are referred to properly. I try to do this with my own system (see above) to maintain the readability of this website. I try to render my sources as good as possible and in this way I like to honour these writers and providers of pictures. If I do it in an improper or unauthorized way, please let me know. For my email-address see above.


Some practical hints:
For a good understanding of this website, it is recommanded to first read the practical hints and the meaning of the abbreviations (see). And also to read the explanation of the subscription that is used below the paintings. Note: Sometimes it is necessary to refresh a webpage when a picture isn’t visible.
Some often used abbreviations and foreign words are:

  • 1874/04/03 means the third of April 1874
  • en-plein-air = painting outside (in the full sky)
  • CR = Catalogue Raisonné
  • hc = hors catalogue = outside the catalogue

Links to the partaking artists / ‘impressionist’ painters are found in the left column (or at the bottom). On the main page of the artist you will find links to the pictures they exhibited at the ‘impressionist’ expositions and the Salon and an account of this and other links.

Links to info on the ‘impressionist’ expositions, Impressionism, other exhibitions, Meta-Impressionism etc. are found in the header.

The underlined turquoise words have an internal or external link which are mostly opened in a new tab-screen. Topographical references are mostly linked to Google-maps (=iR9).

See link for info on the identification of the pictures exhibited at the ‘impressionist’ expositions and the Salon.



Please donate:
Creating this website takes me expanses and a lot of time. If you like this website and want to stimulate me to complete it, please donate some money by PayPal, see the button here below. On every page you can find the button in the top of the left menu (or at the bottom). The money will be deposited on my Dutch bankaccount. I want to use the money for buying specialised catalogues, to buy better soft-ware, to hire a webmaster, to visit specialised libraries and to do a study-trip to musea in Paris and elswhere. When there are many donations, maybe it will give me a small secundary income. I will donate 10% of all the income to musea, (non-commercial) databases on the internet and (free-use) software developers.


Please invest in Oikocredit:
If you have the luxury of enjoying art, maybe you have some money left to invest in people who are struggling to make a decent living. Oikocredit is a worldwide organisation that invests in microfinance, faire-trade organisations and (agricultural) cooperatives. You can invest your money in a relatively safe way, with a small financial profit and a large social impact. Me and my wife have done so for many years and it gives us great joy. Note: investments give some financial risks, please inform yourself well. See more.


Jubilee in the art-market:
In the art-market there are thousands and even millions paid for just one art-work. Works that mostly end up with one person / family. Works that will be out of sight for all other people who would like to enjoy these art-works and want to study it. I think these thousands and millions are better spend to support the millions in this world that hardly can make a living. Maybe the idea of the Jubilee can free the art-market (see in the Bible-book Leviticus chapter 25).  Would not the art-market be more in proportion if the art-work, 50 years after it is made, must be returned for free to a museum that is chosen by the artist. The museum than is obliged to display it in real and on the internet to be seen and enjoyed by everybody.
It is just a thought.


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