Struggling in the early part of his career with heavy debts, Jongkind's friends Corot, Isabey, Rousseau and Bonvin organised a sale for his profit. Soon he was exhibiting at the Salon des Refusés in 1863 next to Fantin Latour, Whistler and Manet. At Honfleur from 1862 to 1865, Jongkind had met Monet, Boudin and Baudelaire. His landscapes were highly regarded in his day and he was referred to as 'un petit-maitre', by one of his students and spoken of in the same breath as Van Goyen, Ruysdael and Rembrandt by others. The Louvre houses the Comondo and Moreau-Nelaton collections of his watercolours and other works are conserved in major museums throughout Europe.