Special Exhibition Gallery - The Masterpieces of French Painting, 1800-1920

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Odalisque in Grisaille,1824-34

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Used with permission
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Workshop (French, 1780-1867) Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Workshop (French, 1780-1867). Odalisque in Grisaille,1824-34. Oil on canvas. 32 3/4 x 43 in. (83.2 x109.2 cm). Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1938. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries. What follows is a selection of exhibition highlights for your viewing enjoyment.


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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Mademoiselle V... in the Costume of an Espada, 1862

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Used with permission
Édouard Manet (French, 1832-1883) Édouard Manet (French, 1832-1883). Mademoiselle V... in the Costume of an Espada, 1862. Oil on canvas. 65 x 50 1/4 in. (165.1 x 127.6 cm). H.O. Havermeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havermeyer, 1929. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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The Third-Class Carriage, ca. 1863-65

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Used with permission
Honoré Daumier (French, 1808-1879) Honoré Daumier (French, 1808-1879). The Third-Class Carriage, ca. 1863-65. Oil on canvas. 25 3/4 x 35 1/2 in. (65.4 x 90.2 cm). H.O. Havermeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havermeyer, 1929. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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Oedipus and the Sphinx, 1864

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Used with permission
Gustave Moreau (French, 1826-1898) Gustave Moreau (French, 1826-1898). Oedipus and the Sphinx, 1864. Oil on canvas. 81 3/4 x 41 1/4 in. (206.4 x 104.8 cm). Bequest of William H. Herriman, 1920. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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Jo, La Belle Irlandaise (Johanna Hiffernan, born 1842/43), 1866

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877) Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877). Jo, La Belle Irlandaise (Johanna Hiffernan, born 1842/43), 1866. Oil on canvas. 22 x 26 in. (55.9 x 66 cm). H.O. Havermeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havermeyer, 1929. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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La Grenouillere, 1869

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). La Grenouillere, 1869. Oil on canvas. 29 3/8 x 39 1/4 in. (74.6 x 99.7 cm). H. O. Havermeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havermeyer, 1929. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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Sibylle, ca. 1870

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875). Sibylle, ca. 1870. Oil on canvas. 32 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (81.9 x 64.8 cm). H. O. Havermeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havermeyer, 1929. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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The Dancing Class, probably 1871

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). The Dancing Class, probably 1871. Oil on wood. 7 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (19.7 x 27 cm). H. O. Havermeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havermeyer, 1929. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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Jean Monet (1867-1913) on His Hobby Horse, 1872

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Used with permission
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Jean Monet (1867-1913) on His Hobby Horse, 1872. Oil on canvas. 23 7/8 x 29 1/4 in. (60.6 x 74.3 cm). Gift of Sara Lee Corporation, 2000. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

10
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Boating, 1874

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Édouard Manet (French, 1832-1883) Édouard Manet (French, 1832-1883). Boating, 1874. Oil on canvas. 38 1/4 x 51 1/4 in. (97.2 x 130.2 cm). H. O. Havermeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havermeyer, 1929. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

11
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Still Life with Peaches, 1881

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919). Still Life with Peaches, 1881. Oil on canvas. 21 x 25 1/2 in. (53.3 x 64.8 cm). Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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Study for "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte," 1884-85

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Used with permission
Georges Seurat (French, 1859-1891) Georges-Pierre Seurat (French, 1859-1891). Study for "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte," 1884-85. Oil on canvas. 27 3/4 x 41 in. (70.5 x 104.1 cm). Bequest of Sam A. Lewisohn, 1951. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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Cypresses, 1889

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Used with permission
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). Cypresses, 1889. Oil on canvas. 36 3/4 x 29 1/8 in. (93.4 x 74 cm). Rogers Fund, 1949. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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The Card Players, ca. 1890-92

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Used with permission
Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906) Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906). The Card Players, ca. 1890-92. Oil on canvas. 25 3/4 x 32 1/4 in. (65.4 x 81.9 cm). Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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Madame Cézanne (Hortense Fiquet, 1850-1922) in the Conservatory, 1891

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Used with permission
Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906) Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906). Madame Cézanne (Hortense Fiquet, 1850-1922) in the Conservatory, 1891. Oil on canvas. 36 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. (92.1 x 73 cm). Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning, 1897

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903) Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903). The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning, 1897. Oil on canvas. 25 1/2 x 32 in. (64.8 x 81.3 cm). Gift of Katrin S. Vietor, in loving memory of Ernest G. Vietor, 1960. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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Bridge over a Pool of Water Lilies, 1899

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Used with permission
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Bridge over a Pool of Water Lilies, 1899. Oil on canvas. 36 1/2 x 29 in. (92.7 x 73.7 cm). H. O. Havermeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havermeyer, 1929. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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Self-Portrait, 1906

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Used with permission
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Self-Portrait, 1906. Oil on canvas mounted on wood. 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (26.7 x 19.7 cm). Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.

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Pansies, 1918-19

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). Pansies, 1918-19. Oil on paper mounted on wood. 19 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. (48.9 x 45.1 cm). Bequest of Joan Whitney Payson, 1975. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art


About the exhibition:

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its vast collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this ticketed special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Among the treasures on display will be three canvases each by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973); four each by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947); six works by Pierre Renoir (1841-1919); eight paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834-1917); nine works each by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) and Édouard Manet (1832-1883); and ten each by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875), Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) and Claude Monet (1840-1925). Other artists represented in this monolithic presentation include Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878), Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891). Many of these masterworks are leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first -- and most probably the last -- time, making this traveling exhibition a rare opportunity to see them together in a remarkably unique setting.

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From your Guide: Stan Parchin, Senior Correspondent for Museums and Special Exhibitions, is a specialist in ancient, late-medieval and Renaissance art and history, and a regular contributor to About Art History. You may read all of his Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews here.