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International exhibitions




International exhibitions:

Summary: The Impressionists exhibited at several international exhibitions. In the 1870s their were some opportunities for the Impressionists to show their works at international exhibitions, especially in the gallery of Durand-Ruel in London. But in the 1880s the possibilities of exhibiting at international exhibitions grew enormously. A special one were the yearly exhibitions of Les XX in Brussels since 1883. Several of these exhibitions were called ‘impressionist’. We will analize that on a separate page.

More later there came an increasing group of international collectors of impressionist art.


Exhibitions in England 1870-76:

1870-75 Durand-Ruel exhibits impressionist works in his gallery in London

Info from art-dealers:

  • 1870, end: meets in London Monet and Pissarro (R3; R5,p65)
  • 1870/12/10 exhibits 144 works in his London gallery, mainly of Barbizon painters like Corot, Courbeet, Diaz, Daubigny, Dupré and Millet, but also some works of Monet (1x?) and Pissarro (R5,p65; R22IV,p1016)
  • 1871/03/18: exhibits 139 works in his London gallery; with Monet (2x) and Pissarro (2x) (R5,p69; R22IV,p1016)
  • 1872/06/04 opens 4th exhibition of French painters in London; with Degas, Monet (?x), Pissarro and Sisley (R5,p73; R2)
  • 1872/11/02 opening of the 5th exhibition of French painters in London; with Degas, Manet, Monet (2x), Pissarro, Renoir (1x) and Sisley (R5,p73; R31,p315; R22IV,p1016)
  • 1873, March: 6th exhibition of French painters in London; with Degas, Manet, Monet (2x), Pissarro and Sisley (R5,p78; R22IV,p1016)
  • 1873, ?: 7th exhibition of French painters in London; with Monet (2x) (R22IV,p1016)
  • 1874,printemps: 8th exhibition of French painters in London; with Monet (2x) (R22IV,p1016)
  • 1874,June: 9th exhibition of French painters in London with Manet, Monet (1x), Pissarro, Renoir (2x) and Sisley (R5,p85; R31,p315; R22IV,p1016)
  • 1874-80 financial problems; has to sell his obtained paintings (R3, R2,p146)
  • 1875/12: closes his gallery in London (R5,p92); he almost didn’t sell works of the Impressionists in England (R5,p77)


Exhibitions from the Durand-Ruel collection:

Info from art-dealers:

Note: also Paris, regional and international impressionist.

  • 1880/09 exhibition in Oran, Alger; sends in 233 (most impressionist) paintings (R5,p118)
  • 1882/07/01 ‘Impressionists in England’ exhibition in London; with Monet (4x), Renoir (R2,p382+391; R22IV,p1016; R31,p315)
  • hard rivalry with George Petit on the art market (R3)
  • 1881/05/18 buys a work of Degas for 5.000 franc (R5,p123)
  • 1882 co-organizes the seventh impressionist exposition (R3)
  • 1882/05/05: in London exhibition of impressionists paintings; with Cassatt, Degas, Monet, Renoir and Sisley and also pre-Impressionists Delacroix and Millet; receives good critics (R5,p129/130)
  • 1882/10/01 sends in works of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley to a regional exhibition in Tours (R5,p130)
  • 1883: serie of solo exhibitions (mostly around 70 works): Degas refuses to join; Boudin; Monet (about 60x; o3/01-25); Renoir (April; 70 works); Pissarro (May); Sisley (June)
    9, Boulevard de la Madeleine, Paris (R31,p315; R5,p134/5)
  • 1883/04-07: exhibition of ‘La Société des Impressionnistes’ in London showing works of Boudin, Cassatt, Degas, Manet, Monet (4x), Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir (10x) and Sisley (R5,p134/5; R31,p315)
  • 1883: other shows with Impressionist paintings in Boston, Rotterdam and Berlin (R5,p422)
  • 1884, May: ‘Exposition de tableaux impressionnistes…’ in London; with Monet (5x?); (R22IV,p1016)
  • 1885, June: in Brussels “exposition de MM. Degas, Monet (3x?), Pissarro, Renoir et Sisley” (R5,p143; R31,p315; R22IV,p1017)
  • 1885/07/12: exhibition in Amsterdam with impressionists works (R5,p144)
  • 1885, Geneva; with Monet (2x) (r22IV,p1017)
  • 1885, Fall: Durand-Ruel had plans for a large group exhibition (R2,p440)
  • 1886, April-June: exhibition in New York ‘the impressionists of Paris’
    with about 300 paintings, Caillebotte (several), Cassatt (several), Degas (23x), Monet (48x), Morisot (several), Pissarro (42x), Renoir (38x), Seurat (3x), Signac (6x), Sisley (15x) and Manet (17x)
    Aril: in the American Art Galleries; with Monet (28x?), Renoir (38x), Seurat,
    05/25-June: in the National Academy of Design; with Monet (18x?), Renoir (38x),
    (R3, R5,p149; R22IV,p1017; R31,p315; R39,p300; R44,p140)
  • 1888/05-06: Exposition in Paris; with Renoir (24x) (R31,p315)
  • 1888 new gallery in New York led by his three sons (R3)
  • 1889/02/27: posthumes exhibition of 28 works of Sisley in New York (R5,p222)
  • 1891: first solo-exhibition of Cassatt (R3,p652)
  • 1892: Exposition S. Renoirs (110 works!) (R31,p315)
  • 1893: the only solo-exhibition of Degas (with landscapes in pastel) (R3,p180)
  • 1893: solo-exhibition Cassatt (R3,p652)
  • 1893/11/04 – 12/01: exhibition of 44 works of Gauguin after mediation of Degas (R36,p81)
  • 1894/03/07 solo exhibition of 98 works of Pissarro (R5,p194)
  • 1895: solo exhibition of Cassatt in New York (R44,p141; R3,p652)
  • 1896/05-06: exposition Renoir (42x) (R31,p316)
  • 1896: posthumous exposition of Morisot (R42,p92)
  • 1898, 1899, 1910, : exhibitions in Paris with works of Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and Sisley (R31,p316)
  • 1900, 1908, 1915 : exhibitions in Paris with works of Monet and Renoir (R31,p316)
  • 1905: exhibition in London: pictures by Boudin, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir (59x), Sisley (R31,p216)



  • 1871/05/12 International exhibition in Kensington; with Manet (1x), Monet (1x), Pissarro (2x); the works are neglected (R5,p70)
  • 1873: Vienne; with Monet (1x) (R22IV;p1016)
  • 1876/04 art-dealer Deschamps exhibits works of Degas, Manet, Morisot and Sisley in London (R5,p94)
  • 1876/09 exhibition in Brighton with Degas’ Absint (R5,p95)
  • 1879/05 Society of American Artists in New York; Cassatt exhibits (R5,p113)
  • 1879/12 exhibition in New York and Boston shows a work of Manet (R5,p113)
  • 1880s thanks to a better railway system and post traffic international exhibitions became more common (R5,p214)
  • 1882, Autumn: first exhibition of Impressionists in Germany by Gurlitt; with Monet (2x)
    repeated in 1883; with Monet (2x), Renoir,
    (R22IV,p1016; R5,p215; R31,p315)
  • 1883/04/15 Society of Impressionists in London (with Boudin, Cassatt, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Sisley; R5,p134/5)
  • 1883, April-July: ‘La Société des impressionnistes’ in London; with Monet (>34x?), Morisot (R22IV,p1016; R42,p92)
  • 1883/09/01 in Boston with Manet (2x), Monet (3x), Pissarro (6x), Renoir (3x), Sisley (3x) send in by Durand-Ruel; no sales, no mentions in the press (R5,p135; R22IV,p1016; R31,p315)
  • 1883/12/03 in New York with Degas, Manet and others; positive respons (R5,p136)
  • 1885, June: in Brussels (by Durand-Ruel); with Degas, Monet (3x?), Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley (R22IV,p1016; R31,p315)
  • 1887; 25/5-30/6: Celebrated paintings by great French masters in New York; with Monet (12x?), Renoir (5x) (R22IV,p1017; R31,p315)
  • 1890/09-10: in Chicago; with Monet (5x), Renoir (3x) (R22IV,p1017; R31,p315)
  • 1891; 17-28/03: ’the Impressionists of Paris’ in Boston (collection Durand-Ruel); with Monet (20x?), Pissarro, Sisley (R22IV,p1017)
  • 1892: start of the yearly ‘Exposition de l’Association pour l’Art in Antwerp’; Signac regularly exhibited (R39,p325)
  • 1895 start of the Biënnale in Venice, Italy (R5,p214)
  • 1896 Hugo von Tschudi becomes director of the Nation Gallery in Berlin (and later of the Neue Pinakothek in Munich) buying and exhibiting impressionist works (R5,p215)