Expos 1874-86: other techniques



Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

The ‘impressionist’ expositions

1874 – 1886

Other techniques

An overview


At the 8 ‘impressionist’ expositions held from 1874-1886 in Paris there were sometimes techniques used that can’t be catagorised as oil painting, aquarelle, pastel, drawing, engraving, sculpture or fan. All these in total 10 art-works made with other techniques you will find on this page. In 1874 notably Meyer showed 5 enamel art-works. In 1874, 1879 and 1881 there have been 5 other art-works exhibited, which can also been seen as applied art. I render just 3 suggestions. Note: 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!


In 1874 some partakers used other techniques: Alfred Meyer showed 5 enamel art-works (nos.87-91). Léon Ottin exhibited a curtain made for a theater (no.132). So in total there were  6 art-works exhibited made with mixed techniques, about 2,7% of the total amount of art-works in 1874. In 1879 Marie Bracquemond showed 1 plate and Forain 2 screens. In 1881 Zandomeneghi showed a panel. In 1876, 1877, 1880, 1882 and 1886 there were no art-works shown made by other techniques. So in total there have been just 10 art-works exhibited made by other techniques, mostly applied art. This is just about a 0,5% of the whole of 2053 art-works exhibited.

In 1874 Alfred Meyer showed 5 enamel art-works (nos.87-91); for no.90+91 I render 2 very uncertain suggestions in black and white:
1IE-1874-87,   Étienne Marcel prévôt des marchands, émail
1IE-1874-88,   Dona Maria Pacheco, épouse de Don Juan de Padilla, chef de l’insurrection, qui avait pris le nom de Sainte Ligue des communes sous Charles-Quint, email.
1IE-1874-89,   Le Firmament, d’après Emile Lévy, émail
1IE-1874-90,   Figure d’après Raphaël, émail
1IE-1874-91,   Figure d’après Raphaël, émail

In 1874 Léon Ottin exhibited a curtain made for a theater (no.132), for which I couldn’t find a suggestion:
1IE-1874-132,  La fête chez Thérèse, projet de rideau de théâtre.

In 1879 Marie Bracquemond showed an earthenware plate (no.2), for which I render an uncertain option:
4IE-1879-2,    Un plat de faïence (peinture mate)

In 1879 Forain exhibited 2 screens (no.105+106), both loans by Alphonse Daudet, for which I couldn’t find suggestions:
4IE-1879-105, Un écran; appartient à M. Alphonse Daudet
4IE-1879-106, Un écran; appartient à M. Alphonse Daudet

In 1881 Zandomeneghi exhibited a Panel for a dining room (no.160), a loan by an unknown mister G., for which I couldn’t find a suggestion:
6IE-1881-169,  Panneau pour une salle à manger; appartient à M. G.


As indicated, I could find just a few uncertain suggestions. See the accounts of the partaking artists in the left menu (or at the bottom).
My main sources are the catalogues of the 8 ‘impressionist’ expositions as rendered by Moffett (1986=R2), Berson (1996=R90I) and the Salon database (iR1). See the link for other general References (=Rx) and to the internet references (=iRx). See links for practical hints and abbreviations and for the subscription of the paintings.


Additional references (=aRx):

  1. musee-orangerie.fr/impressionist_decorations (exhibition in 2022 on decorative art by the ‘impressionists’; =M3)
  2. x


Recommanded citation: “Impressionism: Overview of other techniques exhibited at the ‘impressionist’ expositions (1874-1886). Last modified 2024/02/11. https://www.impressionism.nl/expos-1874-86-other-techniques/