Events from the year 1861 in art.
- February –
Hilda Sjölin opens a photography studio in
Malmö, making her one of the first known Swedish female professional photographers.
July 15 –
Joanna Mary Boyce dies aged 29 from complications following the birth of her third child, leaving her paintings
Bird of God and Undine uncompleted (the latter being finished by her widower
Henry Tanworth Wells);
Dante Gabriel Rossetti makes a drawing of her on her deathbed.
Paul Cézanne and his friend
Émile Zola arrive in Paris.
Berthe Morisot becomes a pupil of
Édouard Manet has his first paintings accepted by the
Salon (Paris) (
The Spanish Singer and Portrait of M. and Mme. Auguste Manet).
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., "Fine Art Workmen in Painting, Carving, Furniture and the Metals", set up in
P. P. Marshall,
Ford Madox Brown,
Dante Gabriel Rossetti and
Philip Webb to craft
William Bell Scott concludes his series of
Northumbrian history at
Wallington Hall with Iron and Coal, the Nineteenth Century.