Salon de la Rose+Croix


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Other expositions:

Salon de la Rose+Croix

1892 – 1897


Salon de la Rose+Croix:
The Salon de la Rose+Croix was founded by Joséphin (Sär) Péladan, an art-critic. There were 6 exhibitions held from 1892-1897. Themes that were favorite were: the ideals, the occult, the legends, the myths, the allegories. Several symbolist artists exhibited. In 1892 Redon and Schuffenecker were mentioned in the catalogue, but no works are mentioned (iR1) and Schuffenecker seems not to have participated (R54,p119). Desboutin exhibited two works in 1892 (his son André also exhibited) and in 1893 he exhibited a portrait of Sär Péladan. In 1897 Astruc exhibited two sculptures, in 1899 he made a sculpture of Sär Péladan. These were the only contributions by the ‘impressionists’.
Louis Anquetin and Maurice Denis are also mentioned as members, but doesn’t seem to be mentioned in the catalogues (iR1;R54,p119).
There were 30 (1894) till 80 (1892) partakers, with an average of 49. Showing in total 1023 art-works (=catalogue numbers), varying from 84 (1894) till 275 (1893) with an average of 171. So in general you could say per exhibition there were more partakers than at the ‘impressionist’ expositions from 1874-86, but in average lesser works were shown.
Note: at the bottom of this page you will find links to 5 of the 6 catalogues.

Overview exhibitions:

  1. 1st exhibition
    1892/03/10 – 04/10
    80 partakers showing 229 works
    Location: galeries Durand-Ruel, 11 rue Le Peletier, Paris.
  2. 2nd exhibition
    1893/03/28 – 04/30
    62 partakers showing 275 works
    Palais du Champ-de-Mars (Dôme central)
    There also had been additional theatre performances and concerts.
    A ‘Piéta’ of Delacroix had been exhibited (no.69) (iR40).
  3. 3rd exhibition
    1894/04/08 – 05/07
    30 partakers showing 84 works
  4. 4th exhibition
    1895/03/20 – 04/20
    36 partakers showing 108 works
  5. 5th exhibition
    1896/03/20 – 04/20
    32 partakers showing 110 works
  6. 6th exhibition
    1897/03/05 – 31
    51 partakers showing 217 works


Overview important partakers:


Overview important foreign partakers:
Here you will find some important foreign partakers of the Salon de la Rose+Croix. When known you will see at which exhibitions in what years they exhibited and some addiditional info.

  • Jean Delville (1867-1953)
    1892-95 (R298,p53); showed in 1893 8 paintings (iR40)
    Belgian; involved with Les XX;
  • Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918)
    Member of the Berliner and Wiener Secession (R298,p79)
  • Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921)
    1892 (R298,p88) + 1893 (iR40)
    Co-founder of Les XX
  • Xavier Mellery (1845-1921)
    Belgian; forerunner of Symbolism (R198,p130)
  • George Minne (1866-1941)
    Belgian; Member of Les XX (1890-92) (R298,p134)
  • Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
    in 1892
    Italian; (R298,p166)
  • Carlos Schwabe (1866-1926)
    1st + 2nd (R298,p204)
    Swiss; also exhibits at the SNBA, the Exposition Universelle (1900)
  • Jan Toorop (1858-1928)
    Dutch; also exhibits at Les XX, La Libre Esthétique (R298,p229)


The Salon database renders the catalogues of all exhibitions except the 2nd (iR1/salon de la rose-croix); gallica renders 5 catalogues, see below (=iR40=R256 in the general research). See links to other internet pages (iR3;iR4;iR6;iR19;iR292;). Other sources: Wubben (1975=R298); Monneret (1978-81=R88I,p641-3+R88II,p437); Farinaux-Le Sidaner (2018=R297); Porro (1992=R54,p119.


1892, (; with many pictures, but no overview with titles

1893, catalogue (; note: the pictures are of a very bad quality

1893, catalogue officiel illustré  (

1894, catalogue troisième Salon (iR40,bpt6k5469038v)

1895, catalogue  is not rendered

1896, catalogue (iR40,bpt6k858660z)

1897, catalogue sixième Salon (iR40,bpt6k1212196s)



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