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Manet, Monet, and the Gare Saint-Lazare

June 14 – September 20, 1998
East Building Upper Level

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

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

Manet, Edouard
French, 1832 - 1883
Monet, Claude
French, 1840 - 1926
Caillebotte, Gustave
French, 1848 - 1894

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