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A Lady of Constantinople, Osman Hamdi Bey

A Lady of Constantinople

Osman Hamdi Bey, 1881
At the Milliner's, Edgar Degas

At the Milliner's

Edgar Degas, 1881
Banks of the Loing — Autumn Effect, Alfred Sisley

Banks of the Loing — Autumn Effect

Alfred Sisley, 1881
Edge of a Wood, Vincent Van Gogh

Edge of a Wood

Vincent Van Gogh, 1881
In the Studio, Marie Bashkirtseff

In the Studio

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1881

I remember being awakened one morning by voices in the room where I slept.

Memories of Childhood in Gréville-Hague

Jean-François Millet, 1881

I am like a child at school. The new page is always going to be neatly written, and then pouf! . . . a blot. I'm still making blots . . . and I am 40 years old.

On Failure and the Renaissance: A letter to Durand and Ruel

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1881
Pasie Sewing in Bougivals Garden, Berthe Morisot

Pasie Sewing in Bougivals Garden

Berthe Morisot, 1881
Portrait of Felix Pissarro, Camille Pissarro

Portrait of Felix Pissarro

Camille Pissarro, 1881
Portrait of Lady Frances Balfour, Edward Burne-Jones

Portrait of Lady Frances Balfour

Edward Burne-Jones, 1881
Portrait of Modest Musorgsky, Ilya Repin

Portrait of Modest Musorgsky

Ilya Repin, 1881
Sappho and Alcaeus, Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Sappho and Alcaeus

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1881
Scotland Forever!, Elizabeth Thompson

Scotland Forever!

Elizabeth Thompson, 1881
The Angel of Death, Evelyn De Morgan

The Angel of Death

Evelyn De Morgan, 1881
The Artist's Sister-in-law, Marie Bashkirtseff

The Artist's Sister-in-law

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1881
The Crying Spider, Odilon Redon

The Crying Spider

Odilon Redon, 1881
The Cup of Tea, Mary Cassatt

The Cup of Tea

Mary Cassatt, 1880-1881

Suddenly an immense wave rose up like a raging mountain, caught the vessel and carried it towards the beach.

The Shipwrecks

Jean-François Millet, 1881
The Smiling Spider, Odilon Redon

The Smiling Spider

Odilon Redon, 1881
The Tepidarium, Lawrence Alma-Tadema

The Tepidarium

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1881
The Two Sisters On the Terrace, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The Two Sisters On the Terrace

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1881
Twin Stars, Luis Ricardo Falero

Twin Stars

Luis Ricardo Falero, 1881
Woman Sewing, Vincent Van Gogh

Woman Sewing

Vincent Van Gogh, 1881
At a Book, Marie Bashkirtseff

At a Book

Marie Bashkirtseff, 1882
Beach at Scheveningen, Vincent Van Gogh

Beach at Scheveningen

Vincent Van Gogh, 1882
Cliff Walk at Pourville, Claude Monet

Cliff Walk at Pourville

Claude Monet, 1882-1882
Innocence, Jennie Augusta Brownscombe


Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, 1882
Landscape with Dune, Vincent Van Gogh

Landscape with Dune

Vincent Van Gogh, 1882
Leda and the Swan, Gustave Moreau

Leda and the Swan

Gustave Moreau, 1882
Proserpine, Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1882
Sorrow, Vincent Van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh, 1882
The Houses on Schenkweg where Van Gogh Lived, Vincent Van Gogh

The Houses on Schenkweg where Van Gogh Lived

Vincent Van Gogh, 1882
The Sacred Elephant (Péri), Gustave Moreau

The Sacred Elephant (Péri)

Gustave Moreau, 1882
Ulysses and Calypso, Arnold Böcklin

Ulysses and Calypso

Arnold Böcklin, 1882
A path at Les Sablons, Alfred Sisley

A path at Les Sablons

Alfred Sisley, 1883
An Afterglow, Winslow Homer

An Afterglow

Winslow Homer, 1883
Embroidery; The Artist's Mother, Georges Seurat

Embroidery; The Artist's Mother

Georges Seurat, 1882-1883
In the Sea, Arnold Böcklin

In the Sea

Arnold Böcklin, 1883
Isle of the Dead, 3rd Version, Arnold Böcklin

Isle of the Dead, 3rd Version

Arnold Böcklin, 1883
La Toilette, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

La Toilette

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, 1883
Les Origines — Cover, Odilon Redon

Les Origines — Cover

Odilon Redon, 1883
Les Origines — Plate 1, Odilon Redon

Les Origines — Plate 1

Odilon Redon, 1883
Les Origines — Plate 2, Odilon Redon

Les Origines — Plate 2

Odilon Redon, 1883
Les Origines — Plate 3, Odilon Redon

Les Origines — Plate 3

Odilon Redon, 1883

One must not look at color by itself, but in conjunction with the color of the sky! That sky is grey - but so iridescent that even our pure white would be unable to render the light and shimmer.

Letter to Theo - on solidarity and the color of the sky

Vincent Van Gogh, 1883
Lilacs in a Window (Vase de Lilas a la Fenetre), Mary Cassatt

Lilacs in a Window (Vase de Lilas a la Fenetre)

Mary Cassatt, 1880-1883
Madame X, John Singer Sargent

Madame X

John Singer Sargent, 1883

It would be a long trip indeed if one stopped at every attractive town or village, at every beautiful motif —

My Dear Lucien

Camille Pissarro, 1883
Portrait of Georgiana Burne Jones, Edward Burne-Jones

Portrait of Georgiana Burne Jones

Edward Burne-Jones, 1883
Rebecca et Eliézer, Alexandre Cabanel

Rebecca et Eliézer

Alexandre Cabanel, 1883
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