Coming Soon Tate Britain Exhibition

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London

​Claude Monet Houses of Parliament c.1900  Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA) 

The story of the artists who fled to Britain to escape war in France

This exhibition presents captivating works by MonetTissotPissarro and their compatriots.

In the 1870s, France was devastated by the Franco-Prussian war and insurrection in Paris, driving artists to seek refuge across the Channel. Their experiences in London and the friendships that developed not only influenced their own work but also contributed to the British art scene. 

Impressionists in London, French artists in exile (1870–1904) is the first exhibition to map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers during a traumatic period in French history. Highlighting their engagement with British culture, traditions and social life, their art is a fascinating insight into how London was perceived by the visiting French artists and the remarkable works that came from their time here are not to be missed. 

Also features works from Dalou, Sisley, Derain and Legros.​ 

Camille Pissarro Charing Cross Bridge, London 1890 National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon 1985.64.32

Camille Pissarro Charing Cross Bridge, London 1890 National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon 1985.64.32

James Tissot Portsmouth Dockyard c.1877 Tate Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941

James Tissot Portsmouth Dockyard c.1877 Tate Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941

Claude Monet Meditation, Mrs Monet Sitting on a Sofa 1871 musée d'Orsay, Paris, France © photo musée d'Orsay / rmn

Claude Monet Meditation, Mrs Monet Sitting on a Sofa 1871 musée d'Orsay, Paris, France © photo musée d'Orsay / rmn

James Tissot London Visitors 1873 Milwaukee Art Museum, Layton Art Collection, Gift of Frederick Layton L1888.14

James Tissot London Visitors 1873 Milwaukee Art Museum, Layton Art Collection, Gift of Frederick Layton L1888.14

Camille Pissarro Hampton Court Green 1891 National Gallery of Art, Washington. Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection

Camille Pissarro Hampton Court Green 1891 National Gallery of Art, Washington. Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection

Tate Britain

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Dates

2 November 2017 – 7 May 2018

Extended opening hours for Late at Tate

Friday 1 December 2017 until 22.00

Pricing

£17.70 FREE for Members

Adult £17.70

Senior £16.70

Concession £15.90

Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)

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