|Harbour of Honfleur 1876|
Here Johan Jongkind soon had some successes. His way of painting, his Dutch approach to landscapes was something the French public liked and he was even awarded at the Salon.
He became friends with the painters of the Barbizon school of painting and like them, painted a lot of his paintings outdoors.
Claude Monet considered Jongkind a mentor and even said that Jongkind taught him how to use his eye.
In 1855 however Jongkind was broke and bitter, since his newest paintings were refused at the Salon. He left again to go back to The Netherlands and painted in Rotterdam and Dordrecht. His French friends helped him by organizing an auction for him to raise the money to bring Jongkind back to Paris in 1860.
|Canal St, Martin, Paris 1875|
|Le rue faubourgh St. Jacques in Paris 1879|
The exhibition Jongkind and friends can be seen at the Dordrechts museum in Dordrecht until May 27th 2018.