Gallery: Impressionists in London

Tate Britain presents artistic visions of the capital by Monet, Pissaro and Tissot

Impressionists in London; French Artists in Exile (1870 – 1904), Tate Britain’s latest exhibition, features paintings depicting life in Britain’s capital by a selection of major French artists. Work by Monet, Pissaro and Tissot all feature, as do paintings by Sisley, Derain and Legros. The exhibition is made up of paintings created at a time when French artists sought refuge in Britain from the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, and aims to highlight their ‘engagement with British culture, traditions and social life’. Subjects of the paintings on display include Leicester Square, Kew Green and the Houses of Parliament. Impressionists in London is open now and runs until May 7, 2018. For more information and to book tickets, go here. See below for a sneak preview of the exhibition.

Leicester Square 1901, Claude Monet, (Coll. Fondation Jean et Suzanne Planque,
photo by Luc Chessex)

Charing Cross Bridge 1890, Camille Pissarro (Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon)

The Ball on Shipboard c.1874, James Tissot (Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1937)

Molesey Weir, Hampton Court, Morning 1874, Alfred Sisley (National Galleries of Scotland)

Kew Green 1892, Camille Pissarro (Musee d’Orsay)

 


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