Antedating of "Impressionist"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 31 03:44:30 UTC 2013

impressionist (OED 1876)

1874 _Academy_ 30 May 616 (ProQuest)  The _Siecle_ [accent above e], having on its staff M. Castaguary, an intimate friend of Courbet and formerly an ardent defender of realism, christened these independent young artists, happily enough, "The Impressionists."

Fred Shapiro

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