The Peacock Room, James McNeill Whistler

The Peacock Room James McNeill Whistler, 1877

The Saint-Lazare Station, Claude Monet

The Saint-Lazare Station Claude Monet, 1877

Tree Landscape, Edward Mitchell Bannister

Tree Landscape Edward Mitchell Bannister, 1877

View from the Conservatory (Saska Kępa during winter), Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz

View from the Conservatory (Saska Kępa during winter) Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz, 1877

Allée of Chestnut Trees, Alfred Sisley

Allée of Chestnut Trees Alfred Sisley, 1878

Listen! There never was an artistic period. There never was an Art-loving nation. In the beginning, man went forth each day—all that they might gain and live, or lose and die.

Art is not a slave of culture James McNeill Whistler, 1878

Battle of Grunwald, Jan Matejko

Battle of Grunwald Jan Matejko, 1878

Bo-Peep, Winslow Homer

Bo-Peep Winslow Homer, 1878

Boy and Girl on a Hillside, Winslow Homer

Boy and Girl on a Hillside Winslow Homer, 1878

Children on the sand dunes, Eva Gonzalès

Children on the sand dunes Eva Gonzalès, 1877 – 1878

I am literally penniless here, obliged to petition people, almost to beg for my keep, not having a penny to buy canvas and paints . . .

Claude Monet to Georges Charpentier (A Desperate Plea) Claude Monet, 1878

Heeni Hirini and Child, Gottfried Lindauer

Heeni Hirini and Child Gottfried Lindauer, 1878

Jacob and the Angel, Gustave Moreau

Jacob and the Angel Gustave Moreau, 1878

Landscape in Scotland, Gustave Doré

Landscape in Scotland Gustave Doré, 1878

Maud Seated, James McNeill Whistler

Maud Seated James McNeill Whistler, 1878

Morning, George Inness

Morning George Inness, 1878

Nanny and Child, Eva Gonzalès

Nanny and Child Eva Gonzalès, 1877 – 1878

Night and Sleep, Evelyn De Morgan

Night and Sleep Evelyn De Morgan, 1878

Nocturne: The Thames at Battersea, James McNeill Whistler

Nocturne: The Thames at Battersea James McNeill Whistler, 1878

Phaethon, Gustave Moreau

Phaethon Gustave Moreau, 1878

Pierre Bracquemond as a Child, Marie Bracquemond

Pierre Bracquemond as a Child Marie Bracquemond, 1878

Pornocrates, The Lady with the Pig, Félicien Rops

Pornocrates, The Lady with the Pig Félicien Rops, 1878

Portrait of Pare Watene, Gottfried Lindauer

Portrait of Pare Watene Gottfried Lindauer, 1878

Portrait of the Artist, Mary Cassatt

Portrait of the Artist Mary Cassatt, 1878

Pygmalion and the Image — The Godhead Fires, Edward Burne-Jones

Pygmalion and the Image — The Godhead Fires Edward Burne-Jones, 1878

Pygmalion and the Image — The Heart Desires, Edward Burne-Jones

Pygmalion and the Image — The Heart Desires Edward Burne-Jones, 1878

Rest along the Stream. Edge of the Wood, Alfred Sisley

Rest along the Stream. Edge of the Wood Alfred Sisley, 1878

Scholar, Osman Hamdi Bey

Scholar Osman Hamdi Bey, 1878

Tears, Odilon Redon

Tears Odilon Redon, 1878

The Bouquet of Violets, Eva Gonzalès

The Bouquet of Violets Eva Gonzalès, 1877 – 1878

The Cafe Concert, Édouard Manet

The Cafe Concert Édouard Manet, 1878

The Day Dream (Study), Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Day Dream (Study) Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1878

The Horse in Motion, Eadweard Muybridge

The Horse in Motion Eadweard Muybridge, 1878

Art should be independent of all clap-trap—should stand alone, and appeal to the artistic sense of eye or ear, without confounding this with emotions entirely foreign to it, as devotion, pity, love, patriotism, and the like.

The Red Rag James McNeill Whistler, 1878

Witches going to their Sabbath, Luis Ricardo Falero

Witches going to their Sabbath Luis Ricardo Falero, 1878

Boy on Water Buffalo, John Singer Sargent

Boy on Water Buffalo John Singer Sargent, 1879

Camille Monet on her Deathbed, Claude Monet

Camille Monet on her Deathbed Claude Monet, 1879

Fiammetta Singing, Marie Spartali Stillman

Fiammetta Singing Marie Spartali Stillman, 1879

Gnome, Odilon Redon

Gnome Odilon Redon, 1879

Oarsmen at Chatou, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Oarsmen at Chatou Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1879

Saint-Mammès, Alfred Sisley

Saint-Mammès Alfred Sisley, 1879

Spring Evening, Arnold Böcklin

Spring Evening Arnold Böcklin, 1879

The Annunciation, Edward Burne-Jones

The Annunciation Edward Burne-Jones, 1879

The Battle of Trevino, Francisco Oller

The Battle of Trevino Francisco Oller, 1879

The Birth of Venus, William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Birth of Venus William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1879

The New Scholar, Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

The New Scholar Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, 1879

The Road from Versailles to Louveciennes, Alfred Sisley

The Road from Versailles to Louveciennes Alfred Sisley, 1879

The Snake Charmer, Jean-Léon Gérôme

The Snake Charmer Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1879

View of Takanawa Ushimachi under a Shrouded Moon, Kobayashi Kiyochika 清親

View of Takanawa Ushimachi under a Shrouded Moon Kobayashi Kiyochika 清親, 1879

Weaning the Calves, Rosa Bonheur

Weaning the Calves Rosa Bonheur, 1879

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