1877 in art
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Events from the year 1877 in art.
- January – Claude Monet begins a series of paintings of the Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris.
- April – Third "Exhibition of Impressionists" arranged by Gustave Caillebotte at 6 rue Le Peletier in Paris.
- May – An exhibition of paintings created over the past few years opens at the Grosvenor Gallery in London featuring Edward Burne-Jones's Days of Creation, The Beguiling of Merlin and The Mirror of Venus and James McNeill Whistler's Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket. On July 2, English art critic John Ruskin's review in Fors Clavigera praises Burne-Jones but of Whistler says he "never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face" provoking a charge of libel.
- Summer – Frederic Leighton exhibits his bronze Athlete Wrestling with a Python at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, inaugurating a renaissance in contemporary British sculpture which becomes known as the New Sculpture.
- September 6 – The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, England, is opened.
- Lawrence Alma-Tadema
- Jules Bastien-Lepage – At Harvest Time (Tempo di vendemmia)
- Frederick Arthur Bridgman – The Funeral Procession of a Mummy on the Nile
- Ford Madox Brown – Cromwell, Protector of the Vaudois
- Gustave Caillebotte
- Paul Cézanne – Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
- Frederic Edwin Church
- Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville – L'attaque au crépuscule ("The attack at dawn"; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore)
- Thomas Eakins – William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River (original version; Philadelphia Museum of Art)
- Albert Edelfelt – Queen Blanca
- Henri Fantin-Latour – The Reading
- Carl Fredrik Hill – The Cemetery
- Charles-Gustave Housez – La petite fille perdue dans Paris
- Kobayashi Kiyochika – The Sumida River by Night
- Frederic Leighton – Mrs Henry Evans Gordon
- Édouard Manet
- John Everett Millais
- Claude Monet – Gare Saint Lazare
- Camille Pissarro
- The Côte des Bœufs at L’Hermitage
- The Garden at Pontoise
- Arthur Quartley – Early Moonlight Naragansett Bay
- Briton Rivière
- John Roddam Spencer Stanhope – Love and the Maiden
- James Tissot
- Julius von Blaas – Fox Hunt in the Campagna
- Anton von Werner – Die Proklamation des Deutschen Kaiserreiches ("The Proclamation of the German Empire", original version; destroyed in World War II)
- James McNeill Whistler
See also: Category:1877 sculptures
- January 2 – Slava Raškaj, Croatian watercolourist (died 1906)
- January 26 – Kees van Dongen, Dutch-born painter (died 1968)
- April 15 – Georg Kolbe, German sculptor (died 1947)
- June 3 – Raoul Dufy, French Fauvist painter (died 1953)
- July 2 – Rinaldo Cuneo, American painter (died 1939)
- August 4 – Laura Knight, English Impressionist painter (died 1970)
- August 7 – Leslie Hunter, born George Hunter, Scottish painter (died 1931)
- August 18 – Herbert Barnard John Everett, English marine artist (died 1949)
- December 27 – Adolf Kašpar, Czech painter and illustrator (died 1934)
- January 9 – Alexander Brullov, Russian painter, teacher, and architect (born 1798)
- February 13 – Auguste Hüssener, German engraver and miniature painter (born 1789)
- March 31 – Jean Baptiste Madou, painter and lithographer (born 1796)
- June 4 – William Edward Frost, English painter (born 1810)
- August 5 – Philipp Foltz, painter (born 1793)
- September 16 – Marcin Zaleski, Polish painter (born 1796)
- September 17 – William Fox Talbot, pioneer photographer (born 1800)
- November 12 – Henry Peters Gray, portrait painter (born 1819)
- December 18 – Philipp Veit, painter (born 1819)
- December 31 – Gustave Courbet, painter (born 1819)
- "Impressionist Exhibitions in Paris (1874-86)". Encyclopedia of Art History. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
- Gosse, Edmund (1894). "The New Sculpture: 1879–1894". The Art Journal. London. 56: 138–42, 199–203, 277–82, 306–11.