fans ‘impressionist’ expositions

 

 

Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

The ‘impressionist’ expositions

1874 – 1886

Exhibited fans

An overview + slideshow

What fans were exhibited at the ‘impressionist’ expositions?
Fans are an unexpected and unknown aspect of Impressionism and the 8 ‘impressionist’ expositions. Only in 1879 + 1880 + 1886 there were fans exhibited by in total just 5 partakers. In 1879 the most were shown, namely 21, including 12 by Camille Pissarro. In total there were about 35 fans exhibited by Degas, Forain, Morisot, Pissarro, Redon and Zandomeneghi.
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!

Clarification:
In 1879 Degas showed 5 fans, Forain 4 and Pissarro 12!. In 1880 Morisot rendered 1 fan, Pissarro also 1 and Zandomeneghi 4. In 1886 Morisot exhibited ‘éventails’, I assume it were 6 fans. Pissarro showed 1 fan and probably Redon also, but outside the catalogue. So at 3 expositions there were probably 35 fans exhibited, which is 1,7% of all the 2053 art-works exhibited.
On this page I will render 35 pictures of fans.

For 4 fans I have no suggestion, namely:
4IE-1879-198,  La toilette du matin, Éventail (Pissarro);

5IE-1880-231,  Éventail.
5IE-1880-232,  Éventail. (Zandomeneghi);

8IE-1886-138+hc, Éventail. (Redon).

Of 5 fans I only have a black and white picture:
4IE-1879-196,  La grande route, printemps, Éventail
4IE-1879-199,  L’étang de Montfoucault, Éventail; appartient à M. Ch… (Pissarro);

8IE-1886-94-2 +3 +4, Éventails (Morisot).

Of 3 fans I only have a black and white picture, but I render also a coloured fan to compare and 2 for no.192:
4IE-1879-192,  Soleil couchant, Éventail, appartient à M. G. C…
4IE-1879-194,  Clair de lune, Éventail
4IE-1879-195,  Vue de Pontoise, Éventail, appartient à Mlle L… (Pissarro);

Of 2 fans I only have a black and white drawing:
4IE-1879-103,  Éventail; appartient à Mme Martin
4IE-1879-104,  Éventail; appartient à M. Angelo (Forain);

For 2 numbers I render other fans to compare:
5IE-1880-229,  Éventail.
5IE-1880-230,  Éventail. (Zandomeneghi).

Of 2 pictures the quality is (very) poor:
8IE-1886-94-1 +6, Éventails (Morisot).

Of several fans the suggestion is (very) uncertain.

See also the accounts of Degas, Forain, Morisot, Pissarro, Redon and Zandomeneghi. There you will find more suggestions and also black and white pictures of original fans.
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.

 

Sources:
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 also Monneret (1978-81=R88II,p230/1). 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)
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Recommanded citation: “Impressionism: Overview of the exhibited fans at the ‘impressionist’ expositions (1874-1886). Last modified 2024/02/11.  https://www.impressionism.nl/fans-impressionist-expositions/.”