Gustave Caillebotte Boxed Notecards
20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with the National Gallery of Art, Washington
Box size: 5.375 x 7.375 x 1.5 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.
A lawyer, an engineer, and an artist, Gustave Caillebotte (French, 1848–1894) was a man of wide-ranging interests. His fascinations with photography, urban planning, country living, and the Parisian bourgeoisie were often reflected in his art. He was involved with the impressionist movement and showed paintings in exhibitions held from 1877 to 1882. Born into an upper-class family, he painted largely for pleasure and is perhaps better known as an art patron than an artist. But his signature work reveals a remarkable artist, who painted modern compositions with strong perspective, an elevated point of view, and linear brushwork.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
On the Pont de l’Europe, 1876–1877
The Pont de l’Europe, 1876
The Rue Halévy, Seen from a Balcony, 1878