Thursday, August 4, 2011

Caillebotte, Gustave

Le pont de l'Europe
Oil on canvas
49 1/8 x 71 1/8 in. (124.8 x 180.7 cm)
Petit Palais, Geneva

Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894)
French painter, member and patron of the group of artists known as Impressionists, though he painted in a much more realistic manner than many other artists in the group.
In his will, he donated a large collection to the French government.