The Gallery of HMS Calcutta, 1876
Holiday (The Picnic), c.1876
The Woman Fashion, 1885
James Tissot (1836-1902) was a French artist, who studied in Paris and spent a lot of his career in England. His first exhibition at the Paris Salon occurred when he was around 22 years old.
Unlike many of the other French artists working in the latter half of the 19th century, Tissot did not turn towards the flourishing Impressionist style of the day. His work stayed pretty mainstream in both subject and style; always glamorous and always finely detailed.
Lane Near a Small Town, c.1864
Snow on the Road Louveciennes, 1874
The Bridge, 1871
Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) is probably the best known British Impressionist, though he spent most of his career in France where the movement flourished. Another factor that somewhat separates Sisley from Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and co, is that he rarely, if ever, painted anything other than landscapes and outdoor scenes. The others often painted portraits and scenes of leisure or work.
Boulevard Montmartre, 1897
Pont Boïeldieu in Rouen, Rainy Weather, 1896
I can’t help but feel a bit sorry for Camille Pissarro (1830-1903); he always seems to get eclipsed by his peers Monet, Renoir and Cézanne, when it comes to contemporary interest. This is despite him being a huge influence to later post-Impressionists, such as Van Gogh and Gauguin.
Pissarro was born in the Danish West Indies (now the US Virgin Islands). After studying there in his youth, Pissarro moved to France in his mid-twenties and exhibited at the Paris Salon. Whilst living in the city, Pissarro frequently painted the famous Boulevard Montmartre at different times of the day and the year. This series is probably what the artist eventually became best known for.