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Paris on a Rainy Day ~ A Painting by Gustave Caillebotte

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Paris on a Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte (1877)

Paris on a Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte 

Gustave Caillebotte was a French Impressionist painter who lived from 1848 to 1894.

Paris on a Rainy Day, one of Caillebotte’s best-known works, depicts the Place de Dublin, known in 1877 as the Carrefour de Moscou, a road intersection to the east of the Gare Saint-Lazare in north Paris. It debuted at the Third Impressionist Exhibition of 1877 and is currently owned by the Art Institute of Chicago. Paris on a Rainy Day has been called “the great picture of urban life in the late nineteenth century.”

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