oil paintings ‘impressionist’ expositions

 

 

Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

The ‘impressionist’ expositions

1874 – 1886

Exhibited oil paintings

an overview

 

An overview of the exhibited oil paintings:
On this page you will find an overview of the oil paintings that were shown at the 8 ‘impressionist’ expositions from 1874-1886. Just 62,6% of the in total 2053 art-works exhibited were oil paintings. Only in 1882 (85,4%) and 1877 (82,7%) this amount was quite high. But in 4 years this amount was just about half of the art-works exhibited: in 1874 (49,3%), 1886 (50,8%), 1880 (51,8%) and 1879 (55,5%). In 1881 (65,8%) and 1876 (67,1%) the amount was more average. Claude Monet (122) and Camille Pissarro (117) showed far out the most oil paintings. 7 of the 57 partakers (probably) didn’t show any oil painting, namely Félix Bracquemond, Ludovic Lepic, Alfred Meyer, Auguste Ottin, Jean-Marius Raffaëlli, Odilon Redon and Henry Somm.
for the pictures I refer to the slideshows. Here below you will first find an overview in Excell/PDF and underneath it further information on the exhibited oil paintings. Enjoy!

overview number of oil paintings exhibited 1874 - 1886

Explanation:
(obvious) high number.
(obvious) low number.
(obvious) deviation catalogue numbers vs real amount.

 

Counted as oil paintings:
The ‘paneau decoratif’ Monet showed in 1876 (catalogue no.162) probably was a normal oil painting.
In 1879 Caillebotte exhibited 3 decorative panels (catalogue no.23-25), but they were made of oil paint, so I count them as oil paintings.
In 1879 Degas exhibited some works (no.63+64) made with the technique ‘essence’, which means the oil is thinned with terpetine / gasoline. No.63 maybe also was made of pastel and gouache, this one I will count as mixed technique and no.64 as oil painting.
In 1880 It is uncertain which techniques Jean-François Raffaëlli used for his 3 works exhibited outside the catalogue, but I will count them as oil paintings. I assume the studies and sketches of Tillot were made of oil, but this could easily be otherwise (no.204+205). I assume hc1 of Degas was an oil painting. I count the painting on cement (no.136) of Pissarro as an oil painting.
1881: I assume the studies and sketches of Tillot were made of oil, but this could easily be otherwise (no.149).
1886: I count the grisaille study of Forain (no.39) as an oil painting; maybe no.34 of Forain was a watercolour, but this was not indicated in the catalogue and I assume it wasn’t.

 

Not exhibited oil paintings:
In 1879 catalogue no.67 of  Degas probably wasn’t exhibited.

 

Not counted as oil paintings:
In 1879 catalogue no.63 of Degas probably also was made of pastel and gouache, this one I will count as mixed technique.

 

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