Robert: ‘impressionist’ exposition 1874



partaker of the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition:

Léon-Paul-Joseph Robert


Léopold Robert

An impression of his pictures at the 

1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874


What pictures did Robert show at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition? It is unknown which pictures Léopold Robert exhibited at the ‘1st impressionist’ expositions. He showed 1 painting and 1 frame with at least two aquarelles (catalogue numbers 159+160). None of these works were described and none of the sources render a suggestion. Probably he was the same as (Léon-)Paul-Joseph Robert who exhibited at the Salon from 1879-1883. There are just two works known that can positively be attributed to (Léon-)Paul-Joseph Robert. All other works attributed to him are disputable. Léopold Robert showed in 1874 an oil painting depicting probably young girls lying in the hay and covered with flowers. To compare I render two paintings of two other artists that also depict such a scene. No.160 contained of at least two untitled watercolours, shown within one frame. I render to compare the two works that can positively be attributed to (Léon-)Paul-Joseph Robert and also a drawing/watercolour made by a ‘L. Robert’, but probably made in 1815, so this must be another Robert. I hope it gives you some impression of the works Léopold Robert showed at the ‘1st impressionist’ expositions.



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