In 1826, the world’s first sailing regatta for leisure craft was held. Twenty-five years later, the America’s Cup was inaugurated. Paintings show the rising popularity of yachting.
List of all the artists and subjects covered in this series, with brief summary of each artist, sample painting, and links.
Initiated by Whistler from 1860, it became popular with artists returning from training in Paris in the 1880s, then Sargent, Sickert, and teachers Tonks and Clausen.
A former surgeon, friends with Whistler, Sickert, Steer and Sargent. Influential teacher and one of the British Impressionists.
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.
From Charles Conder’s Holiday at Mentone, Australia, to Pierre Bonnard on the beach at Arcachon in south-west France, in 1922.
From 1887, he was the most prominent British Impressionist, painting bright, high chroma beach views in particular.
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.
Was there a void in British landscape painting after Turner died? Impressionist works by Whistler, Sickert, Steer, Clausen and others appear to have been forgotten.
Three sisters in Millais’ romantic gloss on the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. One became Roussel’s lover, another Godward’s favourite nude, and the third married a musician.