Known only now for his poster for Tuborg beer, he was a Naturalist not afraid to campaign with his paintings against social injustice.
19th century paintings showing homeless families, from Doré, Marianne Stokes, Erik Henningsen, and others.
The nineteenth century saw rising awareness of social issues, which introduced novel themes into painting. Works by Murillo, Mulready, Bastien-Lepage and others.
From Constable and Turner’s views of London’s parliament ablaze, to Edvard Munch’s painting of a local manor house in flames.
Some superb and very different paintings of industrial unrest, an important subject for the Naturalist painters of the late 19th century.
Works from 1880, in which his style became looser and possibly more Impressionist. Or was he still a Naturalist?
A prolific artist over a decade, his paintings remain as enigmatic today as they were then. Was he an Impressionist, or one of the major Naturalists? Works from the 1870s.
Naturalist paintings of the homeless and beggars on the streets, and two vast ensembles showing acrobats, and a cow-valcade?
Stark and rigidly formal, his paintings of contemporary life look like formal photos. Another major (and forgotten) Naturalist.
He returned to one theme repeatedly: reflections in the rippled and turbulent surface of a river.