toulouse museum

One of the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, was born on this day in 1864. This 1891 oil painting is on display in Gallery 65, alongside works by Pissarro, Manet, Degas, van Gogh and Monet. Despite being painted in oil, the absorbent card gives the surface a dry, pastel-like appearance

François-André Vincent (1746-1816)
“William Tell’s leap from the boat of his captors at the Axen cliffs” (1791)
Oil in canvas
Neoclassical
Located in the Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France

William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. His legend is recorded in a late 15th-century illustrated chronicle. It is set in the time of the original foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the early 14th century. According to the legend, Tell—an expert marksman with the crossbow—assassinated Gessler, a tyrannical reeve of Habsburg Austria positioned in Altdorf, Uri.

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Some spectacular works from the Hammer Museum (@thehammermuseum​) have arrived at The Huntington and will go on view in the Huntington Art Gallery tomorrow in “Van Gogh & Friends: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism from the Hammer Museum”!

The exhibition will feature three paintings by Vincent van Gogh—including Hospital at Saint-Rémy (1889) and The Sower (ca.1888)—as well as Claude Monet’s View of Bordighera (1884), Alfred Sisley’s Timber Yard at Saint-Mammès (1880), and Camille Pissarro’s Boulevard Montmartre, Mardi Gras (1897). Other works include Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Study for “In the Salon on the Rue des Moulins” (1894), Paul Cezanne’s Boy Resting (ca. 1887), and Paul Gauguin’s Bonjour Monsieur Gauguin (1889).

Just downstairs from this show, the Hammer’s beloved Dr. Pozzi at Home (1881) by John Singer Sargent, has taken up temporary residence in the Thornton Portrait Gallery, home to Pinkie and Blue Boy.

“Van Gogh & Friends” will be on view through Jan. 2, 2017.

Also opening tomorrow: “Blast! Modernist Painting in Britain, 1900-1940″

Read more about these new exhibitions on VERSO.

pictured:
3 gallery views of “Van Gogh & Friends”

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Hospital at Saint-Rémy, 1889, oil on canvas, 36 5/16 x 28 in. The Armand Hammer Collection, gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Claude Monet (1840-1926), View of Bordighera, 1884, oil on canvas, 26 x 32 3/16 in. The Armand Hammer Collection, gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Touc, Seated on a Table, ca. 1879-1881, oil on panel, 9 ¼ x 5 9/16 in. The Armand Hammer Collection, gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Gallery view of Thornton Portrait Gallery, with the Hammer Museum’s Dr. Pozzi at left.