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Manet, Monet, and the Gare Saint-Lazare
June 14 – September 20, 1998
East Building Upper Level

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: The exhibition featured 34 paintings by Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Gustave Caillebotte depicting the Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris and the nearby district of the city in the late 19th century. The paintings were exhibited with 20 related drawings, prints, photographs, a period map of the neighborhood, and 5 books. Manet's The Railway (Gare Saint-Lazare) (1872-1873) was featured in the exhibition, which also included all of Monet's 11 paintings of the Gare Saint-Lazare, on view together for the first time.

Organization: The National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Musée d'Orsay, Paris, organized the exhibition. Curators were Manet scholar Juliet Wilson- Bareau; Philip Conisbee, curator of French paintings at the National Gallery of Art; and Florence E. Coman, assistant curator of French paintings, National Gallery of Art.

Sponsor: A grant from The Florence Gould Foundation made the exhibition possible. The exhibition was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.

Attendance: 263,702

Catalog: Manet, Monet, and the Gare Saint-Lazare, by Juliet Wilson-Bareau. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

Brochure: Manet, Monet, and the Gare Saint-Lazare, by Isabelle Dervaux. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1998.

Other Venues: Musée d'Orsay, Paris, February 9–May 17, 1998

Image: Edouard Manet, The Railway, 1873, oil on canvas, Gift of Horace Havemeyer in memory of his mother, Louisine W. Havemeyer, 1956.10.1

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