solo expos 1883+

 

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Solo exhibitions

At Durand-Ruel

1883 onwards

 

Introduction:
In 1883 Durand-Ruel organised a serie of solo exhibitions with works of Boudin, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley from February till June. All exhibitions were held at his new gallery at 9, Boulevard de la Madeleine, Paris, which he thus inaugurated (R31,p301+315;R51,p237). These exhibitions can be seen as an alternative for the ‘impressionist’ expositions held between 1874 – 1886. These solo exhibitions were a way of being promoted for the artist and (indirectly) to sell their art-works. Degas refused to join (R5,p134/5).
Later on Durand-Ruel organised more solo exhibitions in Paris and New York. Durand-Ruel also had galleries at 16, Rue Laffitte + 11, Rue le Peletier in Paris.

 

Solo exhibitions at Durand-Ruel in 1883:

1883/02, Boudin:
Durand-Ruel inaugurated his new gallery at 9, Boulevard de la Madeleine, Paris In Februar 1883 with an exposition of Eugène Boudin. He showed 150 paintings, and also pastels and watercolours. In 1881 Durand-Ruel had bought his complete stock and became his main buyer.
Sources: R51,p23+237;R31,p301;R161,p70+92;R274,p64;R87;iR22;aR1.

 

1883/03/01 – 25: Exposition des oeuvres de Cl. Monet:
In March 56 works of Claude Monet were exhibited + 4x outside the catalogue = 56+4hc=60. It included CR39 +172 +177 +184 +217 +255 +263 +289 +290 +292 +324 +356 +?373 +401 +402 +442 +?489 +539 +548 +625 + 628 +630 +631 +634 +694 +695 +711 +724 +726 +730 +733 +734 +?736 +743 +744 +746 +748 +751 +755 (or 756) +758 +760 (or 762) +761 +765 +769 +?770 +?771 +776 +778 +?792 +?794 +796 +797 +806 +?808 +814 +951 +952.
Sources: R22IV,p1016;R5,p134.

1883/04: Renoir:
Durand-Ruel organised an exhibition with 70 art-works by Renoir. The preface of the catalogue was written by Duret.
Sources: R31,p301;R30,p11;R5,p134.

 

1883/05/01 – 25: Oeuvres de C. Pissarro:
In May 1883 70 art-works of Camille Pissarro were shown, consisting of (many unidentified) paintings, gouaches, pastels and watercolours. There were also loans by art-collectors like Murer (no.11+13), Gauguin (no.14+27+47), Fauré (no19+59), de Bellio (no.20+23), Duret (no.60). It included CCP 147 +?176 +215 +269 +313 +327 +448 +488 +590 (or 685) +618 (or 670) +631 +632 +639 +642 +647 +651 +653 +655 +656 +657 +665 +677 +?680 +682 +684 +688 +695 +699 (or 743) +704 +705 +712 +716.
Sources: R116I,p362.

 

1883/06/01 – 25, Alfred Sisley:
In June there was a solo exhibition with 60 works of Alfred Sisley. From the start Sisley had doubts if solo-exhibitions would be succesfull; in expressed so in a letter to Durand-Ruel 1882/11/05 (R1,p481+519).
(R53,p141;R166,p269;R5,p134).

 

 

Later solo exhibitions at Durand-Ruel:
After 1883 there were several other solo exhibitions held at the Durand-Ruel galleries of Cassatt, Guillaumin, Gauguin, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Zandomeneghi and also of Puvis de Chavannes.

Boudin:
Apart from the 1883 exhibition Durand-Ruel organised several solo exhibitions with works of Eugène Boudin:

1889/07/08: exhibition of 89 paintings, a series of pastels and 9 drawings (R161,p79;R87)

1890: solo exhibition by Durand-Ruel in Boston with 13 paintings (R161,p79;R87)

1891/03: solo exhibition with 34 paintings, a number of pastels and many drawings (R161,p81;R87)

1898/12: posthumous exhibition in New York (R161)

Mary Cassatt:
Durand-Ruel organised several solo exhibitions with works of Cassatt.

1891:
Small and first solo exhibition showing her ‘set of ten’ colour prints and 2 pastels and 2 oil depicting a maternity theme (R3,p652;R44,p141;R86,p39).

1893/11:
Second and major solo exhibition with 98 works (R44,p141;R3,p652;aR9).

1895:
First major solo exhibition in New York (R44,p141; R3,p652)

 

Armand Guillaumin:
Durand-Ruel organised several solo exhibitions with works of Guillaumin.

1894/01/20 – 02/10: Exposition Tableaux et Pastels de Armand Guillaumin in Paris
With 64 paintings (54 were sold)  and 42 pastels (aR18;R21;iR26;iR40;aR4;R179,p54;R124,p565).
There was a positive review in Le Petit Parisien (1894/01/26) (iR40).

1896/02/14 – 02/29: Durand-Ruel gallery, Paris
Source: Journal des artistes, 1896/02/16, p1347 (iR40) + 1896/02/23, p1356 (iR40).

1898/04/16 – 30, Durand-Ruel gallery, Paris: Exposition des oeuvres de M. Armand Guillaumin.
(Journal des artistes, 1898/04/24, p2260 (iR40);R21;aR4;R179,p54;R124,p565).

1922/04/03 – 22: Durand-Ruel Gallery in New York (aR19=iR19)
Exhibition of 18 paintings.

 

Claude Monet:
Durand-Ruel organised several solo exhibitions with works of Monet. And also duo exhibitions with Renoir (in 1900 +08 +15).

1891/05/04 – 16: Oeuvres récentes de Cl. Monet. Probably 22 paintings. (R22IV,p1017).

1892/02/29 – 03/10: Série des peupliers des bords de l’epte. Probably 15 paintings. (R22IV,p1017).

1895/01/12 – 27: Tableaux de Cl. Monet, exhibition in New York showing 48 paintings (R22IV,p1017).

1895/05/10 -31: Tableaux de Cl. Monet, showing 48+2hc=50 paintings (R22IV,p1017).

1902/02/11 – 25: Exhibition of paintings by Claude Monet. Durand-Ruel galleries, 389, fifth Avenue in New York. showing 38 paintings.
Sources: catalogue (PDF at archive.org = iR19=R242); R22IV,p1018.

1906/03/19 – 31: “Exposition de 17 Tableaux de Claude Monet de la Collection Fauré.” Galeries Durand-Ruel, Paris.
Sources: catalogue (In Database of Modern Exhibitions (DoME). European Paintings and Drawings 1905-1915. Last modified Jul 27, 2020. http://exhibitions.univie.ac.at/exhibition/1089 =iR261=R242); R22IV,p1019.

1907/01/26 – 02/14: Exhibition of paintings by Claude Monet. Durand-Ruel galleries, 5, West 36 street in New York. Showing 27 paintings all dated (=CR612 +276 +1302 +625 +680 +1232 +719 +542 +795 +757 +645 +508 +170 +987 +157 +578 +546 +1246/1247 +841 +840 +638 +180 +60 +1372 +1573 +1539 +1590).
Sources: catalogue (PDF at archive.org = iR19//ia802900=R242); R22IV,p1020.

 

Berthe Morisot:
Durand-Ruel had not earlier organised a solo exhibition of Morisot, though he showed her works in (small) group exhibitions like in 1886 in New York.

1896/03/05 – 21: Berthe Morisot (Madame Eugène Manet), 1841-1895, exposition de son oeuvre. Posthumous exhibition of 363+18=381 works by Berthe Morisot showing 110 general paintings, 32 landscapes, 15 marines, 17 still-lifes, 54 pastels, 61 drawings, at least 68 watercolours, 3 copies, 3 sculptures and 18 not classified works. Preface by Stéphane Mallarmé (p.5-16).
Sources: catalogue (PDF at archive.org = iR19).

 

Camille Pissarro:
Apart from the 1883 exhibition Durand-Ruel held other solo exhibitions with works of Pissarro.

1893/03/15-30, Exposition d’oeuvres récentes de Camille Pissarro. Galeries Durand-Ruel, 16, Rue Laffitte + 11, Rue le Peletier. 4th solo exhibition showing 46 works grouped in series. No. 1-8: Série des jardins de Kew-sur-Rey Angleterre. No.9-27: Série des vues de ma fenêtre à Éragny pres Gisors (Eure), hiver 1891-92 (no.9-12), printemps 1892 (no.13), Automne 1892 (no.14+15), hiver 1892-93 (no.16-27). No. 28-31: Série de jardins. No.32-41: Paysages. No.42-46: Figures.
Sources: catalogue (PDF at archive.org = iR19=R242); .

1894/03/07, Exposition Camille Pissarro, tableaux, aquarelles, pastels, gouaches. Galeries Durand-Ruel, 16, Rue Laffitte + 11, Rue le Peletier. Showing 98 art-works, including 30 oil paintings (including 15 loans), 50 watercolours (including 30 studies), 4 gouaches and 14 pastels. Sources: catalogue (PDF at iR19=R242);R5,p194.

1896,/04/15 – 05/09?: Exposition d’oeuvres récentes de Camille Pissarro. Galeries Durand-Ruel. Preface by Arsène Alexandre (p5-14). Showing 35 oil paintings.
Sources: catalouge (PDF at archive.org = iR19=R242)

 

Auguste Renoir:
Apart from the 1883 exhibition Durand-Ruel held other solo exhibitions with works of Renoir. And also duo exhibitions with Monet (in 1900 +08 +15).

1892/05: Exposition “A. Renoir”, Galeries Durand-Ruel, 16, Rue Laffitte + 11, Rue le Peletier. Preface by Arsène Alexandre (p.3-36). With 110 oil paintings.
Sources: Catalogue (PDF at archive.org = iR19/R242);R31,p315.

1896/May + June: solo exposition Renoir (42x) (R31,p316)

1902/06: Exhibition “Tableaux par A. Renoir” in Paris, Galeries Durand-Ruel, 16, Rue Laffitte + 11, Rue le Peletier. 40 oil paintings were exhibited of which 39 were made between 1890 and 1902.
Sources: Catalogue (PDF at archive.org = iR19/R242);

1921/04/04 – 23: Exhibition “Aquarelles, pastels et dessins par Renoir (1841-1919). Galeries Durand-Ruel, 16, Rue Laffitte. Posthumous retrospective showing in total 142 art-works, including 31 watercolours, 33 pastels and heightened red chalks (sanguines rehaussées) and 78 drawings.
Sources: catalogue (PDF at archive.org = iR19//31072002015479=R242)

Alfred Sisley:
Apart from the 1883 exhibition Durand-Ruel held another solo exhibition with works of Sisley.

1889/02/27: posthumes solo exhibition of 28 works of Sisley in New York (R5,p222).

1917/03/24-04/07, exhibition of 25 works by Sisley in New York (link to PDF at archive.org = iR19)

 

Solo exhibitions of Federico Zandomeneghi:
Durand-Ruel also collected and exhibited works of Zandomeneghi.

1893/05/03 – 20:
“Exposition des Tableaux, Pastels, Dessins de Federico Zandomeneghi.”
This was the first solo exhibition of Zandomeneghi. (R204,p398)

1897/02/? – 03/?:
“Exposition des Tableaux, Pastels, Dessins de Federico Zandomeneghi.”
This was the second solo exhibition of Zandomeneghi. (R204,p398)
Another source mentions this was in March (or May) 1898 (aR1;R88;R204,p398)

1903/November:
“Exposition des Tableaux, Pastels, Dessins de Federico Zandomeneghi.”
This was the 3rd solo exhibition of Zandomeneghi. (R204,p398)

 

Manet:
Durand-Ruel also collected works of Edouard Manet and exhibited them at group exhibitions and sometimes solo exhibitions, also posthumous:

1913/11/29-12/13, Loan exhibition of 17 works by Edouard Manet, New York (link to PDF at archive.org = iR19)

 

Puvis de Chavannes:
Durand-Ruel also collected and exhibited works of Puvis de Chavannes.

1887/12, Paris:
There had been an exhibition at the Durand-Ruel Galleries 16, Rue Lafitte in Paris with 84 art-works, including paintings, pastels and various reproductions.
Source: 1894 catalogue↓.

1894/12/15 – 31, New York:
Loan exhibition in the Durand-Ruel Galleries at 389 Fifth Avenue in New York: Paintings, pastels, decorations by M. Puvis de Chavennes. The catalogue rendered 32 numbers, including several drawings.
Sources: catalogue (PDF at archive.org =iR19//ia601903).

 

 

Other solo exhibitions:

In 1890 there had been a solo exhibition of Legros his etchings (R9;R3;R88)

1892/11/28 – 12/17: Exposition rétrospective d’oeuvres de S. Lépine (iR26). The catalogue contained a preface by Emile Cardon (aR4,p11).

1893: the only solo-exhibition of Degas (with landscapes in pastel) (R3,p180)

1893/11/04 – 12/01: solo exhibition of 44 works of Gauguin after mediation of Degas (R36,p81)

1894/06/04-16 there was a retrospective of 122 works of Caillebotte (=DR1894-x; R102,p283).

1895: retrospective of Tillot (R9;R3)

1912: there was a a retrospective with 50 works of Rouart (R92,p139;R88), this was his first solo exhibition (aR6).

 

 

Sources:
My main sources are the catalogues raisonnée of Monet (R22IV,p1016+), of Pissarro (R116), Zandomeneghi (R204); catalogues on Boudin (R51+161+274), Cassatt (R44), Gauguin (R36), Guillaumin (R124+179), Renoir (R30+R31), Sisley (R166). Other main sources are Rewald (R1), Moffett (R2), Walther (R3), Denvir (R5), archive.org (=iR19=R242). For other general references (=R) see. For other references to internet sites (=iR) see.
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