Monet 1879 expo



Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Claude Monet


at the 4th ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1879

an impression of his exhibited pictures


What pictures did Monet show in 1879?
On this page you will find an impression of the 29+3hc=32 pictures that were shown by Claude Monet at the 4th ‘impressionist’ exposition of 1879 (catalogue numbers 138-166+hc3). Partly it was a retrospective of some older paintings. But most of his paintings he exhibited, he had recently painted in Vétheuil and Lavacourt. Monet had moved to Vétheuil in 1878. Probably during the exhibition two extra pictures of Vétheuil were hung by Caillebotte on behalf of Monet. It is a feast of bright, vibrant colours! For a clarification see at the bottom of this page. 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 suggestions (with references, info, discussion, locations on Google-maps) 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).


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