Claude Monet (1840–1926), 1872, Impression Sunrise, oil on canvas. The term #Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Soleil Levant (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris.
Painting by Auguste Renoir, 1872, "Camille Monet Reading,". Camille was the wife of Claude Monet and her muse since Camille Doncieux Monet (1847-1879) Camille was so cooperative that she freely posed for Monet’s painter friends, too.
Painting by Carolus-Duran, ca. 1878, Alice Hoschedé (1844-1911), second wife of Claude Monet and mother of Blanche Hoschedé Monet. Before being with Manet, she was the wife of department store magnate and art collector Ernest Hoschedé.