Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:
of his exhibited works
At the first ‘impressionist’ exposition Louis Latouche exhibited 4 works (catalogue numbers 67-70). At the Salon he exhibited in total 21 works. So he exhibited at least 25 works. All works are oil paintings (maybe S1880-2142 was an etching). Most of his works are landscapes and marines . No less than 19 works have an indication of place: 12x of Berck (Pas-de-Calais; about 150km north of le Havre; 1874 onwards), 4x of Asnières (Île de la Grande-Jatte; in 1870, 72, 73; north-west of Paris), 1x of Saint-Ouen (1868; north of Paris), 1x of Paris (1874) and 1x of Cayeux (1876; south of Berck). 7x Latouche gives an indication of time, season or weather. He never exhibits a study. None of the works were a loan. In 1874 three art-critics reviewed his works. They called them exquisite, truthfull and sincere (see below). Burty just mentions him as one of the partakers (R87,p261).
1874 catalogue: (R2,p121;R90I,p6;iR1)
1IE-1874-67, Clocher de Berck (Pas-de-Calais)
1IE-1874-68, Vue des quais (Paris)
Eng.:. Silvestre (1874/04/22) remarks ’that is of exquisite finesse’ (R90I,p40).
1IE-1874-69, La plage, marée basse à Berck (Pas-de-Calais)
Eng.: The beach, low tide in Berck (Pas-de-Calais). Carjat (1874/04/27) calls it ‘of excellent colour and truthfulness.’ (R90I,p14). De Montifaud (1874/05/01) calls him one of the marine painters (R90I,p30). Note: almost the same title as S1874-1090 and S1878-1328.
1IE-1874-70, Sous bois
Eng.: undergrowth. Silvestre (1874/04/22) reviews ‘of an admirable sincerity. It is in a muddy place, at the time when the reeds turn silver, so to speak, by the calm and metallic reflection of the waters. This effect is rendered simply and with naive intensity.’ (R90I,p40). Note: the same title as S1869-1383.
Latouche at the Salon:
Latouche did exhibit at the Salon since 1866 (iR1; iR4; R3,p673). Note: there also was a Lucien de Latouche who exhibited at the Salon and a Gaston Latouche (1883/ 84/ 85) (iR1).
There was a Latouche exhibiting at the Salon in 1844 / 445/ 48/ 49/ 57/ 59/ 63/ 64/ 65 / 87.
S1866-1121, Intérieur de bois ; effet du soir
S1868-1453, Approche de l’orage à la pointe de l’île, à Saint-Ouen
Eng.: Approach of the storm at the tip of the island, in Saint-Ouen. One review comments: ‘The site is well known to landscapers; but Mr. Latouche has given his painting a real charm by observing the values, the atmospheric covering and the beauty of its sky full of thick clouds.’ (aR3=iR40=R265,no16)
S1868-1454, Intérieur de bois
Compare S1866-1121 with (partly) the same theme / title.
One review comments: ‘The site is well known to landscapers; but Mr. Latouche has given his painting a real charm by observing the values, the atmospheric covering and the beauty of its sky full of thick clouds.’ (aR3=iR40)
S1869-1382, Le cours d’eau ; effet du matin
Note: this is the same title as 1IE-1874-70 exhibited at the first ‘impressionist’ exposition.
S1870-1600, Le Pont d’Asnières
S1870-1601, La Seine à Asnières
S1872-940, a maison de Lavoignat à Asnières ; île de la Grande-Jatte
SdR1873-45, Paysage, soleil couchant
SdR1873-46, Une baraque à Asnières (île de la Grande-Jatte)
S1874-1090, Marée basse, à Berck (Pas-de-Calais)
Compare: 1IE-1874-69 with almost the same title.
S1876-1203, La mer, à Cayeux (Somme) ; marée haute
S1877-1223, Bateaux berckois, à marée basse
S1878-1328, Plage de Berck (Pas-de-Calais)
Compare 1IE-1874-69 with partly the same title.
S1879-1784, Soleil couchant à Berck (Pas-de-Calais)
S1879-1785, La plage de Berck, le matin ; côté Rothschild
S1880-2141, Départ pour la pêche ; soleil couchant (Pas-de-Calais) (122x200cm)
In the catalogue is mentioned this work hung in room 28, one of the rooms for the works that were not discharged (‘les non exempts’).
S1880-2142, La plage de Berck ; effet du matin (36x61cm)
In the catalogue was added: ‘Voir sculpture et gravure’, which might depict this was an etching. Looking at the number in the catalogue you would think this was a painting, just as he always exhibited. Looking at the subtitle ‘effet du matin’ you also would expect a painting.
SdAF-1881-1330, La ville de Berck, vue de la plaine
SdAF-1881-1331, La plage de Berk (sic)
SdAF-1882-1551, Départ de pêche à Berck
Latouche sometimes exhibited at regional exhibitions (R248).
Lille-1866-927, Intérieur de bois; effet du soir.
Where did Louis Latouche live?
According to the Salon database (iR1) and other sources Louis Latouche lived at several places in Paris:
In 1866 at the Rue Neuve-Saint-Augustin, 25, (maybe now Rue Daunou, 25; iR1)
From 1867 – 72 at the Rue Lafayette, 34 (where he also had his shop; R22IV,p1016; iR1)
In 1873 at the Rue de la Tour-d’Auvergne, 11 (note the number 12 in the next years; was this an erratum?; iR1)
From 1874-76 at the same Rue de la Tour-d’Auvergne, number 12 (iR1; R2,p121)
In 1877 and 78 at the Rue Bochard-de-Saron, 6 (iR1)
In 1879 at the Rue Neuve-Fontaine-Saint-Georges, 4 (Saint-Georges is a district in Paris; iR1)
From 1880-82 (and maybe until his death in 1883?) at the Rue Fromentin, 4 (in the same Saint-Georges district; iR1)
Recommanded citation: “Louis Latouche, account of his exhibited works. Last modified 2023/01/13. https://www.impressionism.nl/latouche-account/.”