Born in Lattrop, province of Overyssel, Netherlands.
Spends childhood and youth near Rotterdam.
Pupil at the Drawing Academy in The Hague, where he studies with Andreas Schelfhout.
Lives in The Hague. Obtains a grant.
Arrives in Paris to enter the studio of Eugene Isabey.
Jongkind’s first atelier, Place Pigalle. First trip to Normandy and Brittany. Returns to The Netherlands. Exhibits at the Paris Salon (1852-1853). Leads a somber and dissolute life, in poverty.
Returns to The Netherlands where he lives in a deep loneliness. Spends a few months in Paris in 1857, where he meets Gustave Courbet.
His friends organize a big sale of works by Corot, Daubigny, Isabey, Rousseau, etc... for his profit which allows him to return to Paris. Meets Joséphine Fesser, painter herself, who will become his companion.
Settles in the Rue de Chevreuse. Many visits to Normandy and the Nivernais.
First meeting with Claude Monet in Sainte-Adresse.
Exhibits at the Salon des Refusés with Manet, Fantin-Latour, Whistler, Cézanne.
Second meeting with Claude Monet in Honfleur. Remembering this sojourn, Monet will later say: "c’est à lui que je dois l’éducation de mon oeil."
Trips to Honfleur, Nevers, Belgium and The Netherlands.
Leaves Paris besieged by the Germans and escapes to Nevers with Mrs Fesser: makes many watercolours of Nevers from his window.
Returns to Paris in March. Paints mainly views of The Netherlands, scenes of Paris’ streets and suburbs. Spends September in Nevers.
Summer in the Nivernais.
Exhibits at the Salon des Refusés. First stay in Pupetière (Dauphiné) where Mrs. Fessers’ son, Jules, is employed. Sojourns to South, Avignon and Marseilles and to the Nivernais.
Spends the summer in Nevers, Pupetière, Lyon, Saint-Parize-le-Chatel, Geneva and Nyon.
His health declining, he paints less; mainly views of Paris and Pupetière.
Spends several months in Dauphiné where he makes many watercolours. Some views of the Netherlands.
Settles progressively in the Fesser’s house at La Côte Saint André with the Fesser family. Shorter stays in Paris.
Travels to the South of France.
Shares his time between La Côte Saint André and Paris. Several views of Marseille and Toulon after the sketches of the year before.
Exhibits in the Gallery of Paul Détrimont, rue Laffitte. Obtains a great success.
Successful sale at the Hotel Drouot of the Bascle’s collection; it included 83 paintings and 21 watercolours by Jongking.
Series of watercolours of Grenoble, La Côte Saint André and the area.
Longer stay in Paris.
Important sight troubles.
Decline of his physical state. Old paranoiac ideas return. Executes several paintings and watercolours.
Dies on February 9 at age seventy two, at La Côte Saint André. His companion, Madame Joséphine Fesser dies on November 23 of the same year.