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.
The EY Exhibition: 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.
Family tickets available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) by telephone or in the gallery
Make a day of it and visit both The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London and Rachel Whiteread (until 21 January 2018) or All Too Human(from 28 February 2018) with our combined ticket offers
Love food? Enjoy a delicious French inspired set menu at the iconic Rex Whistler Restaurant and a ticket to Impressionists in London for £55. Sample dishes include: Terrine de Gibier et Foie Gras, Tournadoe Rossini, Tarte Tatin. Offer available 12.00 - 15.00 Monday to Sunday. Exhibition ticket valid any time on the same day. More details and booking information here.