A pupil of Carolus-Duran, he returned to England to be a founder member of the New English Art Club and friend of Steer, who painted bucolic scenes for much of his career.
A group of at least a dozen oil sketches made during the last months of the First World War show the veterinary care given to horses.
Known now for his portraits of major literary and other figures, Blanche loved to sketch outdoors in oils, particularly on Dieppe Beach.
Of all the rejects in this series, Manet’s had greatest impact on painting, and really did change the course of art.
From around 1884 until after the First World War, he painted a series of Impressionist landscapes. Was he one of the British Impressionists?
Trained with William Merritt Chase, lived in Pont-Aven artists’ colony, and her painting was clearly influenced by the Impressionists, and quite unlike that of her husband.
From 1887, he was the most prominent British Impressionist, painting bright, high chroma beach views in particular.
Submitted for the final round of the Prix de Rome in 1875, the jury rejected it on a trumped-up technicality. The effect was to change the history of painting.
In the early 1880s, several young British artists returned from training Paris, and in 1886 formed a new club as an alternative to the Royal Society.
A pupil of Whistler’s and member of his circle, he too adopted a form of Impressionism during the 1880s. With examples of landscape paintings.