Sailing Boats at Argenteuil by Gustave Caillebotte was created in 1888. The painting is in Musée d’Orsay, Paris. The size of the work is 65,5 x 55 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
Caillebotte was passionate about sailing. From 1879 onwards, he won regattas on the Seine and attracted attention for his luxurious and innovative boats. At the end of his life, he even, went on to become a renowned yacht builder, his passion for boats having won out over painting. In 1881, he bought a house in Petit-Gennevilliers, across the Seine from Argenteuil, where the elegant yacht club, the Cercle de la Voile de Paris, had its moorings. Shortly afterwards, this house became his main residence. (Read more in Musée d’Orsay)
About the Artist: French painter Gustave Caillebotte was born in the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis. Caillebotte earned a law degree in 1868 and a license to practice law in 1870, and he also was an engineer. After the Franco-Prussian war, Caillebotte began visiting the studio of painter Léon Bonnat. In 1873, Caillebotte entered the École des Beaux-Arts, but apparently did not spend much time there. was a member and patron of the Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others in the group… Read more
You can order this work as an art print on canvas from canvastar.com