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This website is under constant construction. If you want to follow the development of it and see what is new, you can follow this blog. The latest items are rendered above. I only mention new pages and pages that are much adjusted. I won’t mention little adjustments. I render the dates by first giving the year, then the month, then the date.

A chronology of this website:

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  • 2019/09/30: I started pages on Berthe Morisot, one of the greatest female Impressionists.
  • 2019/09/23: I added pages on Emile Schuffenecker. The pictures full of bright vibrant colours will follow later on.
  • 2019/09/16: The pages I will add in the coming months will only render basic information on the partakers of the ‘impressionist’ expositions. Later on I intend to add pictures and more detailed information.
  • 2019/09/14: I have added pages on Auguste Ottin and his son Léon Ottin. I suppose that most watercolours signed with ‘L. Ottin’ are made by Léon and not by his father August as other sources mention. I also added the name of Léon Ottin to pictures of stained glass windows, of which he had part in the restoration.
  • 2019/08/24: I have added pages on Gustave Colin.
  • 2019/07/22: I have reworked the subscription of the pictures.
  • 2019/07/17: I have reworked pages on Zacharie Astruc and added more pictures.
  • 2019/07/16: I have reworked pages on Pierre-Isidore Bureau.
  • 2019/07/07: I have added some books, the catalogues raisonné, the digital books and the old publications to the general references and removed these pages.
  • 2019/07/07: I rewrote the pages on Edouard Béliard and added info from the biography of François Cavaignac.
  • 2019/06/29: I rewrote the page about Comtesse de Luchaire and added integral the comment of De Montifaud.
  • 2019/06/20: I added pages on Adolphe-Félix Cals, including his pictures.
  • 2019/06/11: I considered to rewrite my sources on the internet and to classify them, but this would took me to much work to adjust all the pages where there are references. So I accept that the sources are rendered disorderly and that important sources have a high number. Note: I regularly add new sources this my internet sources and to my regular sources / references.
  • 2019/05/26: I added pages on Mary Cassatt, including her pictures.
  • 2019/05/18: I reworked and added pages on Félix Bracquemond, including his pictures.
  • 2019/05/01: I almost finished pages on Auguste de Molins, including his pictures.
  • 2019/04/30: The last month I reworked and added pages on Degas, including all the pictures he exhibited.
  • 2019/04/29: I started pages on Jean-Baptiste Millet, a younger brother of the famous Millet.
  • 2019/03/26: I started pages on Alfred Meyer.
  • 2019/03/23: I started pages on Debras and Levert.
  • 2019/03/22: I started pages on Colin, Cordey and Franc-Lamy.
  • 2019/03/19: I uploaded pictures of Caillebotte which give an impression of what he exhibited in 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880 and 1882.
  • 2019/03/14: I uploaded pictures of Forain which give an impression of what he exhibited in 1879, 1880, 1881, 1886 and at the Salon.
  • 2019/03/12: I finished the left menu with the artists
  • 2019/03/04: I started pages on Forain.
  • 2019/03/02: I started pages on Legros and Desboutin.
  • 2019/01/26: I adjusted the pages on Béliard and Bureau and I launched a page on Brandon.
  • 2019/01/08: I changed my research method. First I looked for sources on an artist. Now I work through important database sources gathering info about all the partakers of the ‘impressionist’ expositions. Later on I will gather these data per artist and will rewrite it in pages on this website. The biggest database I work through is the Salon database (iR1). For me it is important to know when an artist exhibited at the Salon and with what works. Only than there is something to say about the relationship between exhibiting at the Salon and at the ‘impressionist’ expositions. I also am gathering pictures of artworks. Of many partakers there are just a few pictures available, what makes it hard to discern if they painted in an impressionist style. So it will take a while before a next page will be launched.
  • 2018/12/20: I launched a page about Alphonse Maureau, who joined the 3rd ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1877, who equals Monet, Sisley and Pissarro in his impressionist painting style, but who is almost unknown.
  • 2018/12/18: I Launched a page about Jean-Marius Raffaëlli, who joined the 5th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1880, but of whom almost nothing is known.
  • 2018/11/24: I launched 2 pages about Louis Latouche, an unknown Impressionists. The paintings will follow later.
  • 2018/11/17: I made some pages about Degas public. Other pages on Degas still have to be worked out.
  • 2018/11/16: I launched a page about a completely unknown paintress who exhibited as Jacques François in 1876 and in 1877.
  • 2018/11/14: I started to complete the menu on the artists. Most pages will still be ‘not yet started’, but I hope it will give an overall view of how the website eventually will look like.
  • 2018/11/10: I launched 3 pages about Félix Bracquemond who exhibited far out the most works at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exhibition.
  • 2018/11/03: I launched 3 pages about Béliard who joined the first two ‘impressionist’ expositions.
  • 2018/10/31: I made a separate page with practical hints in using this website and the meaning of the abbreviations (see)
  • 2018/10/31: I have now launched most of the pages that I worked on last year. In total that are 91 pages that are almost finished or under construction. Some pages are not yet started are published (= -/-), some are just started (= +/-). In total I also launched about 700 pictures. I will go on finding information about the (many unknown) partakers of the ‘impressionist’ expositions. There are still 50 artists to go. I also want to launch more pages about the Salon. And maybe about the most important related painters like Jongkind, Manet and Courbet. Further on most pages need additional adjustments. My goal is to be ready before 2024, that is 150 years after the first ‘impressionist’ exposition. It stays a hobby, but surely a very big one. In the main while I will continue to enjoy all the beautiful paintings and enjoy the research of finding information about this interesting period of art-history.
  • 2018/10/30: I launched 8 pages about Monet, maybe the most well known Impressionist
  • 2018/10/23: I launched 7 pages about Sisley, who merely painted landscapes in an impressionist style.
  • 2018/10/22: I launched 3 pages about Astruc, who only joined with the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874
  • 2018/10/21: I launched 7 pages about Renoir, one of the leading figures within Impressionism
  • 2018/10/19: I launched 4 pages on Henri Rouart; one of the most important persons within the impressionist art-movement, but quite unknown.
    And also 2 pages about Attendu, one of the almost unknown partakers of the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition.
  • 2018/10/17: I launched pages on two fully unknown artists who did join the ‘impressionist’ expositions, but were not in the catalogue: Comtesse de Luchaire and Comtesse de Rambure.
  • 2018/10/16: after more than a year I launched my website. I launched the homepage and the following menu’s (with sub-pages): about this website; 1874-86 expositions; impressionism; Locations (meeting and painting together); Salon; surroundings. Several sub-pages still have to be made. Most pages are under construction. I have not yet launched pages on the impressionist painters.
  • 2018/10/13: I finally succeeded in making submenus in the menu. Also installed the PayPal button. It would be nice if there comes some financial support for this ever growing website.
  • 2018/09/25: started with one page with references to internet websites with information and pictures
  • 2018, Septembre: working on pages about Rouart; how little is there known about one of the most important members of the impressionist art-movement
  • 2018, June: with a new packet from my provider my website now is protected
  • 2018, Spring: problems with the main source of my pictures: My anti-virus program detected a virus from this website. This, problems with my own computer, and a large job task made me stop working on this website for four months.
  • 2018, early: rewriting and adding to several webpages; the structure of the website because clear
  • 2017, End: again and again I delay the publication of this website. I want to be sure I use my sources in a proper way, I am struggling with the layout and I first want to have enough background information on the website. So first I worked on pages about the surroundings and locations.
  • 2017, Autumn: working on pages about Astruc, Attendu, Monet, Renoir and Sisley and about the expositions and Impressionism.
  • 2017/08/30 this source confirms that copyright expires 70 years after someone’s death
  • 2017/08/14 information from another source confirms me that when I show the sources I use and don’t use large pieces from only one source a written permission is not necessary; (when this is not true please let me know).
  • 2017, Summer: holiday near Giverny; following the footsteps of Monet to the places where he did paint and live.
  • 2017/07/25 visited an exposition of Henri Manguin in the musée des impressionismes (; I would describe Manguin as a harmonious Fauve; what colours! But I’ll safe that for maybe another website.
  • 2017/07/10 experimenting with the lay out; I decided to work with levels; the first level with short information and many beautiful pictures; those who are interested can click deeper into the website for more detailed information; even into the level of accounts of the ‘impressionist’ catalogues
  • 2017/07/05 I understand from a Wikipedia document a Wikipedia document that the use of pictures of the impressionistic paintings is ‘Public Domein’
  • 2017/06/28 start making pages
  • 2017/06/21 bought the Wildenstein catalogue raisonné about Monet; it’s awesome !
  • 2017/06/03 bought the domain name