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Batignolles Group - A group of painters who, after about 1867, met in the evenings at the Café Guerbois, located on the rue des Batignolles, Paris. The group was centered around Edouard Manet (French, 1832-1883), and included Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903), Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917), Ignace-Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour (French, 1836-1904), and Alfred Sisley (French, 1839-1899). They met to discuss and sharpen their wits, and although most of them are associated with Impressionism, they did not constitute a style or school of painting.

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see thumbnail to rightCamille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903), The Red Roofs, 1877, oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 25 3/4 inches (54.5 x 65.6 cm), Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

 

 

Camille Pissarro, Haymakers Resting, 1891, oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 32 inches (65.4 x 81.3 cm), McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX.

 

 

Edouard Manet (French, 1832-1883), Luncheon on the Grass (Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe), 1863, oil on canvas, 81 x 101 cm, Musée d'Orsay. Also see Realism. Manet's work formed a bridge to Impressionism.

 

 

Edouard Manet, Olympia, 1863, oil on canvas, 51 3/8 x 74 3/4 inches (130.5 x 190 cm) Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftEdouard Manet (French, 1832-1883), Portrait of Emile Zola, 1868, oil on canvas, 57 1/2 x 44 7/8 inches (146 x 114 cm), Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Also see portrait.

 

 

Edouard Manet, The Railroad (Le Chemin de Fer), 1872-1873, oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 45 inches (93 x 114 cm), National Gallery of Art, Washington.

 

 

Edouard Manet, Monet Painting in His Floating Studio, 1874, Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen, Munich.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightEdgar Degas (Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas) (French, 1834-1917), Madame Théodore Gobillard (Yves Morisot, 1838-1893), 1869, oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 25 5/8 inches (55.2 x 65.1 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftEdgar Degas, Sulking, c. 1870s, oil on canvas, 12 3/4 x 18 1/4 inches (32.4 x 46.4 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightEdgar Degas, Race Horses, 1871-72, reworked 1876-78, pastel on wood, 11 7/8 x 16 inches (30.2 x 40.6 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftEdgar Degas, Dance Class at the Opéra [detail, 9/10], 1872, oil on canvas, entire: 33 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches (85 x 75 cm), Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightEdgar Degas, The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage, probably 1874, oil colors freely mixed with turpentine, with traces of watercolor and pastel over pen-and-ink drawing on cream-colored wove paper, laid down on bristol board and mounted on canvas, 21 3/8 x 28 3/4 inches (54.3 x 73 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

Edgar Degas, Ballet Rehearsal, 1875, gouache and pastel on canvas, 21 3/4 x 27inches, George G. Frelinghuysen Collection, NY.

 

 

Edgar Degas, Place de la Concorde, 1875, oil on canvas, 30 7/8 x 46 1/4 inches (78.4 x 117.5 cm), No. 3K 1399. Formerly collection Gerstenberg/Scharf, Berlin; Hermitage, St. Petersburg.

 

 

Edgar Degas, Singer with a Glove, c. 1878, pastel and liquid medium on canvas, 20 3/4 x 16 inches (52.8 x 41.1 cm), Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftHenri [Ignace-Henri-Jean-Théodore] Fantin-Latour (French, 1836-1904), Self-Portrait, 1860, oil on canvas, 31.4 x 254 cm, Tate Gallery, London. See self-portrait.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightHenri Fantin-Latour, Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, 1866, oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (73 x 60 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See still life.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftHenri Fantin-Latour, Still Life with Pansies, 1874, oil on canvas, 18 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches (47 x 56.5 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightHenri Fantin-Latour, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Edwards, 1875, oil on canvas, 130.8 x 98.1 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

Alfred Sisley (French, 1839-1899), Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne, 1872, oil on canvas, 49.5 x 65.4 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAlfred Sisley, Boat in the Flood at Port-Marly, 1876, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches (50.5 x 61 cm), Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

 

 

Alfred Sisley, Moret-sur-Loing, 1891, oil on canvas, 65 x 92 cm, Galerie H. Odermatt-Ph. Cazeau, Paris.

 

 

 

 

 


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