Jongkind owes his fame to the freshly coloured work that so impressed the young Monet, but it was preceded by a very different kind of painting. An excellent example is this view of Montmartre, made when Jongkind was only in his late 20s and studying in Paris. Everything still looks very much like Schelfhout, and even more like the Frenchman Isabey, Jongkind’s Parisian teacher.


  • Title: View on Monmartre
  • Date Created: circa 1850
  • Style/Theme: Impressionism / Cityscape
  • Physical Dimensions: w500 x h400 cm (Without frame)
  • Painter: Johan Barthold Jongkind
  • Original Title: Gezicht op Montmartre
  • Artist Information: Johan Barthold Jongkind studied at the Drawing Academy in The Hague from 1837. In 1845, the French painter Eugène Isabey invited him to come to Paris. Jongkind would quickly enjoy success there in the Salon. In 1878 he left with his wife Joséphine Fesser-Borrhee for La-Côte-Saint-André, near Grenoble.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Acquired 1937, http://collectie.boijmans.nl/en/disclaimer/
  • External Link: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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