Gustave Caillebotte: two works from so many created in so short a life


Gustave Caillebotte, a member of the Impressionists, a wealthy man who supported his fellow artists, died at the age of 45 of illness. 


His family had property at Yerres, France, where these two paintings, among 80 others created at Yerres, were made.  




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Yerres, Allée Sous-Bois Dans le Parc, c. 1895, oil on canvas. 

Gustave Caillebotte, 1848-1894, French. 

Promised gift to the Phillips Collection, Washington DC





The Yerres, Effect of Rain (L’Yerres, effet de pluie), 1875, oil on canvas.

Gustave Caillebotte, 1848-1894, French. 

Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington.  Photo from their website.




Gustave Caillebotte at about 32 years of age with friends





The Luncheon of the Boating Party (Le Déjeuner des Canotiers), 1880-81, oil on canvas.

 Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1844-1919, French.  The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC


Gustave Caillebotte is sitting with a boater on his head opposite Renoir’s fiancee with her dog.














3 thoughts on “Gustave Caillebotte: two works from so many created in so short a life

  1. “The Yerres, Effect of Rain” is lovely, especially in his handling of the light. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before. He conveyed the atmosphere of a rainy day so well.

    1. So many of his paintings were never available for public view because he did not need to sell them. This one was brought to market in the 1970s, I think. There must be scores and scores of others yet to be seen! Sarah

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