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Eye Candy for Today: Jongkind’s Quai d’Orsay

View from the Quai d'Orsay, Johan Barthold Jongkind
View from the Quai d’Orsay, Johan Barthold Jongkind.

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Click on “Fullscreen” and use zoom or download arrow.

What might appear, in its wonderful painterly immediacy, to have been painted by a contemporary plein air master, was in fact painted in the mid 1800’s.

Jongkind, a Dutch painter who spent much of his career in France, is often mentioned a precursor of French Impressionism. I think you can draw a pretty direct line through to the best painterly realism of today.


View from the Quai d’Orsay, Johan Barthold Jongkind


3 responses to “Eye Candy for Today: Jongkind’s Quai d’Orsay”

  1. Yes, beautiful, Charley, and thank you.
    Btw, Jongkind aka Monsieur Jonquil(Narcissus) was also a famous engraver.
    In 1845 he received a scholarship from the Prince of Orange.

  2. This is a nice painting, a painters painting as you have eluded to. I especially like the last pic, close up of building and horses, but it’s the trees, the simple two tones of green. I am grateful for the new zoom-able galleries of today, taking the full sight of a painting is great but being able to admire the smaller parts is incredibly fascinating and informative.

    Thanks for posting another great painting.