Monet 1876 expo



Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Claude Monet


at the 2nd ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1876

an impression of his paintings


What paintings did Monet show in 1876?
On this page you will find an accounted impression of the 18+1hc=19 oil paintings that were shown by Claude Monet at the 2nd ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1876 (catalogue numbers 148-165+hc). I render them in a more thematical order. Sometimes I render 2 or 3 options.
It was great to work on this page. The beauty of these paintings! Around 1876 the impressionist painting style of Monet is becoming mature: Using bright colours; using small, juxtaposed brushstrokes what makes the painting vibrate; using blues for the shades. Monet exhibited 19 paintings, 6 of them depicting Argenteuil, 14km west of Paris, where Monet lived by then. 8 works were loans of the bariton singer Fauré, who was an important art-collector for Monet.
Note: If you double click on the first picture and then click on full screen, you can create a slideshow. Enjoy!


Claude Monet exhibited 1 painting that was not in the catalogue (=hc). For an account of my suggestions (with references, info, locations on Google-maps and discussion) see here. My main sources are Moffett (=R2), Berson (R90) 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 here. My main sources for the pictures are (=iR2) and (=iR51). For the other sources look at the bottom of the main page of Claude Monet.


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