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1878 in art

Events from the year 1878 in art.

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Events

  • November 25–26 – James McNeill Whistler's libel case against English art critic John Ruskin over a scathing 1877 review of Whistler's painting Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket is heard in the High Court of Justice in London. Whistler wins a farthing in nominal damages and only half of the costs, leading to his bankruptcy, and alienates patrons.
  • Czech painter Karel Klíč perfects the photogravure process.
  • Works

  • Ivan Aivazovsky – Sea View by Moonlight
  • Jules Bastien-Lepage
  • Les Enfants Pecheurs ("The child fishers")
  • Les Foins ("Haymaking")
  • Reinhold Begas – Mercury and Psyche (marble, Berlin, Germany)
  • Gustave Caillebotte
  • Bather about to dive
  • The Canoes (Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes)
  • Fisherman on the bank of the Yerres
  • The Orange Trees
  • Rue Halévy: view from the sixth floor
  • View of rooftops, effect of snow
  • Mary Cassatt – Portrait of the Artist
  • Eduard Charlemont – The Moorish Chief
  • William Merritt Chase
  • A Fishmarket in Venice
  • The Mandolin Player
  • Stanisław Chlebowski – Sultan Bayezid prisoned by Timur
  • James Collinson – The Holy Family
  • Evelyn De Morgan – Night and Sleep
  • Maurycy Gottlieb – Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur
  • Jean-Jacques Henner
  • The Magdalene
  • Portrait of M. Hayem
  • Ivan Kramskoi – Portrait of the Artist Alexander Litovchenko
  • Édouard Manet
  • At the Café
  • Blonde Woman with Bare Breasts (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)
  • The Plum
  • The Rue Mosnier with Flags
  • Jan Matejko – Battle of Grunwald
  • John Everett Millais – The Two Princes Edward and Richard in the Tower, 1483
  • Ilya Repin – Self-portrait
  • Briton Rivière – Persepolis
  • Auguste Rodin – The Walking Man (bronze)
  • Félicien Rops – Pornocrates
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti – A Vision of Fiammetta
  • Alfred Sisley – Snow at Louveciennes (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)
  • James Tissot
  • Kathleen Newton In An Armchair
  • Seaside
  • Viktor Vasnetsov – The Knight at the Crossroads
  • Hubert von Herkomer – Eventide: A Scene in the Westminster Union
  • William Frederick Yeames – And When Did You Last See Your Father? (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool)
  • Births

  • 4 January – Augustus John, Welsh painter (died 1961)
  • 16 January – Karl Isakson, Swedish painter (died 1922)
  • 14 February – Bohumil Kafka, Bohemian Czech sculptor (died 1942)
  • 27 March – Kathleen Bruce (later Lady Scott), English sculptor (died 1947)
  • 28 March – Abraham Walkowitz, American Modernist painter (died 1965)
  • 1 April – Alfred Flechtheim, German art dealer, collector and publisher (died 1937)
  • 2 April – Émilie Charmy, French artist (died 1974)
  • 24 April – Jean Crotti, French painter (died 1958)
  • 26 May – Spencer Gore, English painter (died 1914)
  • 9 August – Eileen Gray, Irish furniture designer and architect (died 1976).
  • 8 October – Alfred Munnings, English equine painter (died 1959)
  • 14 November – Julie Manet, French painter and art collector (died 1966)
  • 23 November – Frank Pick, English transport administrator and patron of art and design (died 1941)
  • 24 November – Norman Wilkinson, English marine artist (died 1971)
  • 27 November – William Orpen, English portrait painter (died 1931)
  • Deaths

  • February - Tito Angelini, Italian sculptor (born 1806)
  • February 9 - Nicolas Gosse, French historical painter (born 1787)
  • February 19
  • George Paul Chalmers, Scottish painter (born 1833; died as the result of a street attack)
  • Charles-François Daubigny, French painter (born 1817)
  • February 26 – Alexandre Antigna, French painter (born 1817)
  • March 3 – Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English sculptor, artist, Egyptologist and museum curator (born 1796)
  • April 23 – Jaroslav Čermák, historical painter (born 1831)
  • May 25 – Antoine Laurent Dantan, French academic sculptor (born 1798)
  • June 10 – Tranquillo Cremona, Italian painter (born 1837)
  • June 16 – Kikuchi Yōsai, Japanese painter most famous for his monochrome portraits of historical figures (born 1781)
  • August 21 – Conrad Martens, landscape painter (born 1801)
  • October 5 – Francis Grant, painter (born 1803)
  • November 11 – Robert Havell, Jr., English principal engraver of Audubon's Birds of America (born 1793)
  • November 16 – Đura Jakšić, Serbian painter and poet (born 1832)
  • December 19 – Joseph Nash, watercolour painter and lithographer (born 1809)
  • date unknown - Amédée Fauré, portrait painter (born 1801)
  • References

    1878 in art Wikipedia


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