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1859 in art

Events from the year 1859 in art.

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Events

  • March 22 – Scottish National Gallery opens to the public in Edinburgh in neoclassical premises designed by W. H. Playfair.
  • April 26 – William Morris marries his model, Jane Burden. Edward Burne-Jones presents them with a self-painted wardrobe.
  • Frederic E. Church's The Heart of the Andes is exhibited in New York and draws 12,000 paying visitors.
  • While attending the free school, the Académie Suisse, in Paris, Pissarro becomes friends with a number of younger artists also choosing to paint in a more realistic style, including Monet, Guillaumin and Cézanne.
  • The Artists Rifles set up in London as a volunteer unit of the British Army.
  • Works

  • Peter Nicolai Arbo – Saint Olav at the Battle of Stiklestad
  • Thomas Jones Barker – The Relief of Lucknow
  • Albert Bierstadt – some dates approximate
  • Bernese Alps
  • Surveyor's Wagon in the Rockies
  • The Wolf River, Kansas
  • Philip Hermogenes Calderon – French Peasants Finding Their Stolen Child
  • Frederic E. Church – The Heart of the Andes
  • Peter Clodt von Jürgensburg – Monument to Nicholas I (Saint Petersburg), the world's first equestrian statue supported only by the hind hooves of a rearing horse
  • Thomas Couture – Daydreams
  • Eugène Delacroix – Ovid among the Scythians (first version)
  • William Maw Egley – Omnibus Life in London
  • Henri Fantin-Latour – Self-portrait
  • Francesco Hayez – The Kiss, an expression of Italian Romanticism
  • James Clarke Hook
  • The Brook
  • Luff, Boy!
  • Arthur Hughes – The Long Engagement
  • Charles-Auguste Lebourg – Gallic Victim (marble)
  • Édouard Manet – The Absinthe Drinker (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
  • John Everett Millais – The Vale of Rest
  • Jean-François Millet – The Angelus (completed version) (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti – Bocca Baciata, the first of his portraits of single female figures (Fanny Cornforth)
  • John Roddam Spencer Stanhope – Thoughts of the Past
  • James McNeill Whistler – Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge
  • Births

  • May 25 – William Logsdail, English landscape, portrait, and genre painter (died 1944)
  • June 16 – Paja Jovanović, one of the leading three Serbian Realist painters, with Đorđe Krstić and Uroš Predić (died 1957)
  • June 17 – Walter Osborne, Irish Impressionist painter (died 1903)
  • October 17 – Childe Hassam, American Impressionist painter (died 1935)
  • November 10 – Théophile Steinlen, Swiss/French painter (died 1923)
  • November 27 – William Bliss Baker, American landscape painter (died 1886)
  • December 2 – Georges-Pierre Seurat, French post-Impressionist painter (died 1891)
  • December 30 – Henrietta Rae, English painter (died 1928)
  • John Henry Dearle, English textile designer (died 1932)
  • Deaths

  • March 24 – James Stark, English painter (born 1794)
  • May 5 – Charles Robert Leslie, English genre works painter (born 1794)
  • May 8 – José de Madrazo y Agudo, Spanish Neoclassicist painter (born 1781)
  • June 7 – David Cox, English landscape painter (born 1783)
  • June 20 – Hans Michelsen, Norwegian sculptor (born 1789)
  • August 3 – Alexey Tyranov, Russian painter (born 1801)
  • August 27 – Catharine Hermine Kølle, Norwegian adventurer and painter (born 1788)
  • November 13 - Ernesta Legnani Bisi, Italian painter and engraver (born 1788)
  • November 17 – James Ward, animal painter and engraver (born 1769)
  • December 17 – Jan Feliks Piwarski, Polish painter and professor of art (born 1794)
  • date unknown
  • John Bacon, English sculptor (born 1777)
  • Cornelis Cels, Belgian painter of portraits and historical subjects (born 1778)
  • William Jennys, American naïve art portrait painter (born 1774)
  • References

    1859 in art Wikipedia


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