to portray and to be portrayed


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Mutual connections

To portray and to be portrayed

1855 – 1890


The partakers of the ‘impressionist’ expositions sometimes portrayed or were portrayed each other (or related artists). This portraying and being portrayed is an indication of mutual connections and so an indirect indication of belonging to the same circle of friends and an indication of how involved they were in the impressionist art-movement. (Note: when you were a figure painter you had in this sense an advantage). On this page you will find several examples of these portraits. The focus is on the period from 1855 till 1890. Note: If you double click on the first picture (of a serie) and then click on full screen, you can create a slideshow. Enjoy!



More portraits:
In 1881 Caillebotte modelled for Renoir (iR3).



Explanatory notes:
See links for practical hints and abbreviations and for the subscription of the paintings. For the general references (=R) see. For the references to internet sites (=iR) see.



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