press release

In the topsy-turvy art world of the late 19th century, a creatively charged dialogue between French and British artists emerged, pushing the limits of composition and delivering inventive depictions of public and private life on both sides of the channel. Focusing on the impact of Edgar Degas on Walter Sickert and his contemporaries in Britain, this spirited exhibition also features many works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as paintings by Pierre Bonnard, James Tissot, Sir William Rothenstein, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and Edouard Vuillard. Arriving directly from Tate Britain in London, the exhibition includes over 100 works—many never before on public view.

The Phillips Collection is the only other venue for this revealing look at a dynamic artistic exchange at the birth of modernism.

Organized by Tate Britain in association with The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.


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London and Paris, 1870-1910
Edgar Degas, Walter Richard Sickert, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec