year event place paintings

Birth in a family of rich traders.

Paris, Faubourg St-Denis Street.

1860 .


Mr Caillebotte Sr purchases a large property in Yerres in the South-East of Paris, where the family will spend summer during the coming years.


1868 .


In Paris, the family moves to a mansion located 77, Miromesnil Street, not far from Europe Bridge.



Gustave finishes his law studies and starts painting.



Many little sketches showing the family estate in Yerres and around.



Travels in Italy.

Naples and around.

"Road near Naples"

"Banks of the canal near Naples"


Enters the Fine-Arts Academy in Paris.



"Selfportrait with a summer hat"

"Woman at the dressing table"

"Naked woman on a divan"




First impressionist exhibit at Nadar's, where Monet shows his famous "Impression, rising sun".  Caillebotte visits the exhibit and meets with the new school painters for the first time, but it is too early for him to present any painting.


Death of Gustave's father, leaving a great wealth to his children. 



Several little landscapes of places around Yerres.


Second journey to Naples.


Caillebotte buys for the first time some Impressionist paintings at Drouot's auction house.



"Yerres River, rain effect"


"Selportrait in the park at Yerres"

"The billiard"

"Young man at the window"

"Floor scrapers" - Orsay version.




After the death of his brother René, writes and registers his own will. 


Second Impressionist exhibit, in which Caillebotte participates actively, and where he presents eight paintings, including the "Floor scrapers".


Becomes a member of the Sail Club of Paris in Argenteuil, of which he will soon be the vice-chairman.




"Floor scrapers" - second version


"Portraits in the country"

"Anglers on the bank of the Yerres River"

"Young man playing piano"

"Europe Bridge" - Kimbell Art Museum version .

"Europe Bridge" - Petit Palais Geneva version .




Third Impressionist exhibit, financed and organised by Caillebotte, where he presents  6 paintings, including  " Paris street, rainy day", "Portraits in the country" and "Europe Bridge".



"Paris street, rainy day"


"Boating party"

"Skiffs on the Yerres River"

"Portrait of Madame Caillebotte"


Wins his first regatta on the Seine at Argenteuil.


Death of Madame Caillebotte. 


The family estate in Yerres and  the mansion located Miromesnil Street in Paris, are sold.


With his brother Martial, moves to a flat located Haussmann Boulevard in Paris.



"Skiffs" - Rennes version.


"The orange trees"

"Snow-covered roofs"

"Halevy Street" - several views from above.


Several portraits.




Fourth Impressionist exhibit, where Caillebotte presents 28 paintings, including "Rowers" and the great triptych "Skiffs" - "Bathers" - Angling with Zoe".



"Selfportrait at the easel"



Fifth Impressionist exhibit, where Caillebotte presents 11 paintings, including "In a café".


Involves himself further into yachting on the Seine and somewhat neglects painting.


Purchases a property at Petit- Gennevilliers, on the left bank of the Seine, across from Argenteuil.


"In a café"


"Card players"

"Reclining nude on a sofa"


Views of Haussmann Boulevard from above.

Views on balconies.



Sixth Impressionist exhibit : due to some diagreement with Degas, Caillebotte does not participate.


Discovers the coast of Normandy  with the Sail Club of Paris when it organizes regattas at sea.


Still lifes.

Normandy landscapes.

Views of Trouville and Villers.



Seventh Impressionist exhibit. Caillebotte presents 17 paintings,  boat scenes on the Seine and in Normandy, and the "Card players".


Draws his first sailboat blueprints.


Fits and expands the house at Petit-Gennevilliers.


Still lifes.

Views of Trouville.

Views of the Seine and boats at Argenteuil.


"The artist's house at Petit- Gennevilliers"



Buys "The balcony" by Manet - his last purchase of some importance..



"Portrait of Henri Cordier"

"Roses in the garden at Petit- Gennevilliers"

"Strolling at Argenteuil"

"Boats on the Seine at Gennevilliers"






Views of the little branch of the Seine at Argenteuil.

Views of fields around Gennevilliers and Colombes.

Views of Trouville.

Père Magloire at Etretat.


"Richard Gallo and his dog at Petit-Gennevilliers"

"Man out of the bathtub"


1885 . .


"Argenteuil Bridge and the Seine"

"Sunflowers in the garden at Petit-Gennevilliers"

"Sunflowers on the bank of the Seine"

"Child on a sofa"

"Portrait of the artist strolling by the seaside"

"Portrait of Jean Daurelle"




The gallery owner Durand-Ruel presents in New-York an important Impressionist exhibit which includes 10 paintings by  Caillebotte.


Eighth and last Impressionist exhibit in Paris. The neo- impressionist painters show their works for the first time, disturbing the old band and inciting Caillebotte  to stay away.


Due to this dispute, Caillebotte starts neglecting painting and intensifies his nautical activities. Creates a ship-yard by his house, where he will built some sailboats - some of which will be very successful in competitions. 




"Portrait of Jean Daurelle standing"

"Sailboats on the Seine at Argenteuil"

"Paris under the snow"



Sale of the stamp collection he had worked on for years with his brother Martial.


Leaves the Haussmann Boulevard flat to Martial who just got married and retires for good at  Petit- Gennevilliers.




Elected as Council member of the  Gennevilliers community, where he will be very active.



"Urban landscape under the snow"

"Portrait of Madame Renoir"



Numerous paintings of sailboats at Argenteuil.

Still lifes.


1889 / 1890 . .


Numerous paintings of sailboats at Argenteuil.

New views of the little branch of the Seine near Argenteuil. 


1891 . .


"Portrait of Madame Renoir in the garden at Petit-Gennevilliers"

"Castle on the bank of the Seine, Argenteuil"


1892 . .



"Drying linen at Petit- Gennevilliers"



Numerous paintings of sailboats at Argenteuil.






"Regattas at Argenteuil"

"Dahlias in the garden at Petit- Gennevilliers"


Chrysanthemums, nasturtiums and orchids.




Gustave Caillebotte dies at Gennevilliers february 21st. 


The rich collection of Impressionist paintings (67 pieces) which he had bequeathed to French State in 1876 will be finally accepted years later, after long procrastination and only partly. These works today constitute an important part of the collection at Orsay Museum in Paris.



"The garden at Petit-Gennevilliers during winter"


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