Monet 1874 expo



Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Claude Monet


at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874

an impression of his pictures


What pictures did Monet show in 1874?
On this page you will find an accounted impression of the pictures that were shown by Claude Monet at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition of 1874.
Monet exhibited 12 pictures (catalogue numbers 95-103). Famous is his ‘Impression, soleil levant’ (no.98). It was Castagnary (1874/04/29) who connected this painting to the term Impressionism (R87,p265;R90I,p17) and not Leroy (1874/04/25) as Rewald suggests in his famous ‘History of Impressionism’ (R1,p309+323;R87,p260;R90I,p26). Famous also is his ‘Boulevard des Capucines’ (no.97). The exposition was held at 35, Boulevard des Capucines (see). Monet exhibited probably his version that is now in the Puskin museum in Moscow (=M96) and maybe the one that is now in the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City (=M42). What is less known, is that Monet also exhibited 7 pastels. They all had no title and were not reviewed, so it is impossible to identify them. Still, I render 7 pastels to give an impression.
Note: If you double click on the first picture and then click on full screen, you can create a slideshow. Enjoy!



For an account of my choices (with references, info, discussion, location on Google-maps) see here. My main sources are Moffett (=R2), Dayez (=R87), Berson (R90II) and Wildenstein (R22). Often the indentification of a painting is ‘uncertain’. Sometimes to ‘compare’ another picture is given that is (probably) similar to the painting that was exhibited. For explanation of the subscriptions, see hereMy main sources for the pictures are (=iR2) and (=iR51). Sometimes I forgot the source (=iRx). See for the other sources at the bottom of the main page on Claude Monet.


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