Tate Britain Exhibition

The EY Exhibition Impressionists in London

Claude Monet Houses of Parliament London c.1900-01  Art Institute of Chicago Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ryerson Collection​

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

Claude Monet Leicester Square 1901 Jean and Suzanne Planque Foundation, on loan to musée Granet (inv. FJSP-998-116) Photo © Luc Chessex

Claude Monet Leicester Square 1901 Jean and Suzanne Planque Foundation, on loan to musée Granet (inv. FJSP-998-116) Photo © Luc Chessex

Giuseppe De Nittis Westminster 1878 Private Collection

Giuseppe De Nittis Westminster 1878 Private Collection

James Tissot The Ball on Shipboard c.1874 Tate Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1937

James Tissot The Ball on Shipboard c.1874 Tate Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1937

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

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

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

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. 

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. 

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

Curated by Dr. Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, Curator at the Tate Britain; Christophe Leribault, Director of the Petit Palais and Isabelle Collet, Chief Curator at the Petit Palais; with the scientific participation of Amélie Simier, Director of the Bourdelle Museum.

The exhibition organized by Tate, in collaboration with the Petit Palais, Paris Musées. Impressionists in London: Artists in Exile will be exhibited at the Petit Palais from 21 June 2018 to 14 October 2018.

Tate Britain

Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
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Dates

2 November 2017 – 7 May 2018

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