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Picking Flowers by Renoir

Picking Flowers, 1875, Auguste Renoir.


MEET THE IMPRESSIONISTS​​​​​​

The pleasure we draw from the representation of the present arises not only in the beauty which may accompany it, but also in its essential quality of the presentness.

Charles Baudelaire, Poet & Critic


​PORTRAITS ​​​​​

George Moor in the Artist's Garden by Manet

George Moore in the Artist's Garden, ca. 1879, Edouard Manet.

Intimate Impressionism

Madame Monet and Her Son, 1874, Auguste Renoir.

The Artist's Sister at a Window by Morisot

The Artist's Sister at a Window, 1869, Berthe Morisot.


LANDSCAPE

Argenteuil by Monet

Argenteuil, ca. 1872, Claude Monet.

Flower Beds in Holland by Van Gogh

Flower Beds in Holland, ca. 1883, Vincent van Gogh.

Beach Scene at Trouville by Boudin

Beach Scene at Trouville, 1863, Eugè​ne Boudin.


Home​

A King Charles Spaniel by Manet

A King Charles Spaniel (detail), ca. 1866, Edouard Manet.

The Yellow Curtain by Vuillard

The Yellow Curtain, ca. 1893, Edouard Vuillard.

Woman with a Cat by Renoir

Woman with a Cat, ca. 1875, Auguste Renoir.


STILL LIFES​​

Oysters by Manet

Oysters, 1862, Edouard Manet.

Mound of Butter by Vollon

Mound of Butter, 1875/1885, Antoine Vollon.

Three Pears by Cézanne

Red Plums, 1892, Pierre Bonnard.


About The Exhibition​​

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Ailsa Mellon Bruce, ca. 1925.

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IMAGES: Picking Flowers, 1875, Auguste Renoir, French, 1841-1919, oil on canvas, 21 3/8 x 25 11/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; The Green Table (detail), ca. 1910, Pierre Bonnard, French, 1867-1947, oil on canvas, 20 1/16 x 25 9/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection, © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Reproduction, including downloading of Pierre Bonnard works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.; Yacht Basin at Trouville-Deauville (detail), probably 1895/1896, Eugène Boudin, French, 1824-1898, oil on wood, 18 1/16 x 14 5/8 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; Still Life with Milk Jug and Fruit (detail), ca. 1900, Paul Cézanne, French, 1839-1906, oil on canvas, 18 1/16 x 21 5/8 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Gift of the W. Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman; The Artist’s Studio (detail), ca. 1868, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French, 1796-1879, oil on wood, 24 5/16 x 15 ¾ in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Widener Collection; Dancers Backstage (detail), 1876/1883, Edgar Degas, French, 1834-1917, oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; Self-Portrait (detail), 1861, Henri Fantin-Latour, French, 1836-1904, oil on canvas, 9 7/8 x 8 7/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; Behind the Scenes (detail), ca. 1880, Jean-Louis Forain, French, 1852–1931, oil on canvas, 18 1/4 x 15 1/8 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Rosenwald Collection; Self-Portrait Dedicated to Carrière (detail), 1888 or 1889, Paul Gauguin, French, 1848-1903, oil on canvas, 18 5/16 x 15 3/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; The Towpath (detail), 1864, Johan Barthold Jongkind, Dutch, 1819-1891, oil on canvas, 13 ½ x 18 ½ in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; Oysters (detail), 1862, Edouard Manet, French, 1832-1883, oil on canvas, 15 7/16 x 18 7/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Gift of the Adele R. Levy Fund, Inc.; Argenteuil (detail), ca. 1872, Claude Monet, French, 1840-1926, oil on canvas, 19 13/16 x 25 11/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; The Artist's Sister at a Window (detail), 1869, Berthe Morisot, French, 1841-1895, oil on canvas, 21 9/16 x 18 1/4 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; Orchard in Bloom, Louveciennes (detail), 1872, Camille Pissarro, French, 1830–1903, oil on canvas, 17 3/4 x 21 5/8 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; Breton Village (detail), ca. 1890, Odilon Redon, oil on canvas, 8 7/8 x 12 13/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; Woman with a Cat (detail), ca. 1875, Auguste Renoir, French, 1841-1919, oil on canvas, 22 1/16 x 18 1/4 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin E. Levy; Study for "La Grande Jatte" (detail), 1884/1885, Georges Seurat, French, 1859-1891, oil on wood, 6 1/4 x 9 13/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; Meadow (detail), 1875, Alfred Sisley, French, 1839-1899, oil on canvas, 21 5/8 x 28 ¾ in. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; Carmen Gaudin (detail), 1885, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French, 1864-1901, oil on wood, 9 3/8 x 5 7/8 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; Flower Beds in Holland (detail), ca. 1883, Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853-1890, oil on canvas on wood, 19 1/4 x 26 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; Mound of Butter (detail), 1875/1885, Antoine Vollon, French, 1833–1900, oil on canvas, 19 3/4 x 24 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Chester Dale Fund; Child Wearing a Red Scarf (detail), ca. 1891, Edouard Vuillard, French, 1868–1940, oil on cardboard, 11 1/2 x 6 7/8 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; George Moore in the Artist's Garden, ca. 1879, Edouard Manet, French, 1832-1883, oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 17 3/4 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; Madame Monet and Her Son, 1874, Auguste Renoir, French, 1841-1919, oil on canvas, 19 13/16 x 26 3/4 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; The Artist's Sister at a Window, 1869, Berthe Morisot, French, 1841-1895, oil on canvas, 21 9/16 x 18 1/4 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; Argenteuil, ca. 1872, Claude Monet, French, 1840-1926, oil on canvas, 19 13/16 x 25 11/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; Flower Beds in Holland, ca. 1883, Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853-1890, oil on canvas on wood, 19 1/4 x 26 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; Beach Scene at Trouville, 1863, Eugène Boudin, French, 1824-1898, 13 11/16 x 22 5/8 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; A King Charles Spaniel (detail), ca. 1866, Edouard Manet, French, 1832-1883, oil on linen, 18 1/8 x 14 15/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; The Yellow Curtain, ca. 1893, Edouard Vuillard, French, 1868-1940, oil on canvas, 13 11/16 x 15 1/4 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection; Woman with a Cat, ca. 1875, Auguste Renoir, French, 1841-1919, oil on canvas, 22 1/16 x 18 1/4 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin E. Levy; Oysters, 1862, Edouard Manet, French, 1832-1883, oil on canvas, 15 7/16 x 18 7/16 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Gift of the Adele R. Levy Fund, Inc.; Mound of Butter, 1875/1885, Antoine Vollon, French, 1833-1900, oil on canvas, 19 3/4 x 24 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Chester Dale Fund; Red Plums, 1892, Pierre Bonnard, French, 1867-1947, oil on canvas, 9 3/4 x 13 1/4 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Reproduction, including downloading of Pierre Bonnard works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.; Ailsa Mellon Bruce, ca. 1925. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Gallery Archives.