Société des Patellistes Français 1885+

 

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Meta-Impressionism / Other Exhibitions

at the Georges Petit gallery

Société des Pastellistes Français

1885 onwards

 

Introduction:
The exhibitions of the Société des Pastellistes Français started in 1885 and were held at the Georges Petit gallery at 8, Rue de Sèze in Paris. Many para-impressionists were member through the years and exhibited several times. In 1885 there were posthumous 17 pastels exhibited of Giuseppe de Nittis. Jean-François Raffaëlli was member at least in 1885 and 1887 and exhibited at least in 1885, but not in 1887. Jean-Louis Forain at least was member and exhibited in 1892 + 93. It is curious that several members often didn’t exhibit.
The 1885 +87 +92 catalogues indicate that the Société was founded under the patronage and benefit of l’Association des Artistes Peintres, Sculpteurs, etc. The 1887 +92 +93 catalogues indicate that Roger Ballu was the President and Georges Petit the Vice-President.
The information on the Société des Pastellistes Français is limited. I could only find 4 catalogues. On this page you will find a chronological overview.

 

1885/04/01 – 25: 1st exhibition of the Société des Pastellistes Français (=GP-1885-1EdP; aR5=iR40)
This 1st exhibition was called ‘Exposition rétrospective’. The first part represented 92 pastels of artists from the 18th century (including several women). The second part represented 224-92=132 pastels exhibited by 21 artists. It included pastels of J. de Nittis (17x; posthumous), J.F. Raffaëlli (6x), Barbizon painters like J.F. Millet (31x), C. Troyon (4x) and para-impressionists like J. Béraud (1x), A. Besnard (6x), Gervex (4x) and Tissot (4x). And also of: J.L. Broun (6x), Duez (25x), C. Dutilleux (1x), G. Guillaumet (5x), F. Heilbuth (1x), Gustave Jacquet (1x), Émile Lévy (9x), Maréchal (de Metz) (1x), Marilhat (1x), Montenard (1x), Müller (1x), Nozal (6x), Riesener (1x).
gallica.bnf.fr/bpt6k3215680 (Catalogue 1st exhibition of the Société des Pastellistes Français in 1885; =iR40)

 

1887/04/02 – 30, 3rd exhibition:
There were 19 partakers showing 157 pastels. Note: not all members did exhibit, including Raffaëlli. Members and partakers (showing x works) were: Émile Adan, Jean Béraud, P.Albert Besnard (18x), John-Lewis Brown (5x), Mme Cazin, J.C. Cazin (6x), G. Dubufe fils (10x), E.A. Duez (15x),  François Flameng (1x), Henri Gervex (11x), Gustave Guillaumet (3x), F. Heilbuth, Paul Helleu (6x), Jules Lefebvre, Mme Madeleine Lemaire (3x), Émile Lévy (13x), Léon Lhermitte (11x), Jules Machard (4x), Albert Maignan (6x), L. O. Merson, Frédéric Montenard (9x), Adrien Moreau (5x), A. Nozal (21x), Puvis de Chavannes, J.F. Raffaëlli, Ph. Roll, François Thévenot (4x), J. Tissot, A. Vollon, Edmond Yon (6x).
ia803106.us.archive.org (Catalogue 3rd exhibition of the Société des Pastellistes Français in 1887; =iR19)

 

1892/03/29 – ?, 8th exhibition:
There were 25 partakers showing 126 pastels. Note: not all members did exhibit. Members and partakers (showing x works) were: Jean Béraud (1x), P.Albert Besnard (9x), René Billotte (6x), Jacque-Émile Blanche (6x), Mme Cazin, J. Chéret, Dagnan-Bouveret, Lucien Doucet (3x), Guillaume Dubufe fils (1x), Ernest A. Duez (7x),  Maurice Éliot (7x), Jean-Louis Forain (5x), Henri Gervex (6x), Paul Helleu (6x), Georges Jeanniot (8x), Pierre Lagarde (3x), Gaston la Touche (7x), Mme Madeleine Lemaire, Léon Lhermitte (9x), Jules Machard (2x), Albert Maignan (1x), Frédéric Montenard (8x), Adrien Moreau (5x), Alexandre Nozal (9x), Puvis de Chavannes (2x), Ph. Roll, Edmond Rosset-Granger (6x), François Thévenot (3x), James Tissot (1x), Edmond Yon (5x).
As deceased members are mentioned: Paul Baudry, Gustave Boulanger, John Lewis Brown, G. Guillaumet, Ferdinand Heilbuth, Emile Lévy, Ph. Rousseau. As resigned members are mentioned: Emile Adan, Georges Clairin, François Flameng, Gustave Jacquet,  Jules Lefebvre, Luc Olivier Merson, J.F. Raffaëlli, Vollon.
PDF catalogue: ia800204.us.archive.org; =iR19.

 

1893/04/08 – ?: 9th exhibition:
There were 23 partakers showing 134 pastels. Note: not all members did exhibit. Members and partakers (showing x works) were: Jean Béraud (1x), P.Albert Besnard (8x), René Billotte (6x), Jacque-Émile Blanche (10x, including 8 that depicted ‘Journée d’une petite fille’), Mme? Cazin, J. Chéret, Dagnan-Bouveret, Lucien Doucet (1x), Guillaume Dubufe (fils), Ernest A. Duez (8x),  Maurice Éliot (7x), Jean-Louis Forain (2x), Henri Gervex (2x), Paul Helleu, Georges Jeanniot, Pierre Lagarde (6x), Gaston la Touche (8x), Mme Madeleine Lemaire, Léon Lhermitte (13x), Jules Machard (2x), Albert Maignan, Frédéric Montenard (9x), Adrien Moreau (6x), Alexandre Nozal (10x), Puvis de Chavannes, Ph. Roll (5x), Edmond Rosset-Granger (8x), François Thévenot (4x), James Tissot (1x), Edmond Yon (6x). As invited artists are mentioned: Dannat (2x) and Fritz Thaulow (9x).
PDF catalogue: ia801606.us.archive.org; =iR19

 

 

Sources:
My main sources are Moffett (R2), Walther (R3,p686), Denvir (R5), Monneret (R88I,p648/9), archive.org (iR19), gallica.bnf (iR40). For other general references (=R) see. For other references to internet sites (=iR) see.
See links for practical hints and abbreviations and for the subscription of the paintings.

For further reading:
Sanchez, Pierre: Les expositions de la Galerie Georges Petit, 1881-1934. Dijon, 2011.

 

Additional references:

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