Gustave Caillebotte, ‘Skiffs’, 1877, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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Skiffs, 1877

Oil on canvas
35 × 45 3/4 in
88.9 × 116.2 cm
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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington

Overall: 88.9 x 116.2 cm (35 x 45 3/4 in.)
Framed: 118.7 x 146 x 11.4 cm (46 3/4 x 57 1/2 x 4 1/2 …

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Gustave Caillebotte
French, 1848–1894
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A member and patron of the group of artists known as the Impressionists, Gustave Caillebotte is best known for his paintings of 19th-century urban life in Paris. Rejecting academic conventions of glorifying Classical and European historical subject matter, Caillebotte favored Realist tendencies of portraying the everyday and working-class life. For example, Paris Street: Rainy Weather (1876-1877) shows a couple walking down a Parisian street on a dreary day. Unlike the brighter palettes of Impressionist painters like Degas, Renoir, and Monet, Caillebotte’s work is distinguished by his somber tones and use of plunging perspectives.

Gustave Caillebotte, ‘Skiffs’, 1877, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington

Overall: 88.9 x 116.2 cm (35 x 45 3/4 in.)
Framed: 118.7 x 146 x 11.4 cm (46 3/4 x 57 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Medium
Painting
Image rights
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
Gustave Caillebotte
French, 1848–1894
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A member and patron of the group of artists known as the Impressionists, Gustave Caillebotte is best known for his paintings of 19th-century urban life in Paris. Rejecting academic conventions of glorifying Classical and European historical subject matter, Caillebotte favored Realist tendencies of portraying the everyday and working-class life. For example, Paris Street: Rainy Weather (1876-1877) shows a couple walking down a Parisian street on a dreary day. Unlike the brighter palettes of Impressionist painters like Degas, Renoir, and Monet, Caillebotte’s work is distinguished by his somber tones and use of plunging perspectives.

Skiffs, 1877

Oil on canvas
35 × 45 3/4 in
88.9 × 116.2 cm
Permanent collection
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