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PROPERTY FROM A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Gustave Caillebotte
CANOTIER SUR L'YERRES
Estimate
1,000,0001,500,000
LOT SOLD. 1,145,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Gustave Caillebotte
CANOTIER SUR L'YERRES
Estimate
1,000,0001,500,000
LOT SOLD. 1,145,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Gustave Caillebotte
1848 - 1894
CANOTIER SUR L'YERRES
Signed G. Caillebotte and dated 77 (lower right)
Pastel and gouache on paper
32 5/8 by 26 3/8 in.
82.8 by 66.9 cm
Executed in 1877.
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The Comité Caillebotte has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which is recorded in the artist's archives.

Provenance

Jules Froyez, Paris (gift from the artist and sold: vente J.F. (Jules Froyez), Hôtel Drouot, Paris, December 15, 1896, lot 20)

Galerie Bernheim-Jeune (circa 1908)

Galerie André Maurice, Paris

Georges Schick, Paris (acquired in the 1950s)

Acquired by the descent from the above

Literature

Vittorio Pica, Gl’ Impressionnisti Francesi, Collezione Monografie Illustrate, serie : Aristi Moderni, 3, Bergamo, 1908, illustrated p. 188

Marie Berthaut, Caillebotte, sa vie son oeuvre, catalogue raisonné des peintures et pastels, Paris, 1978, no. 79, illustrated p. 108

Marie Berthaut, Caillebotte, sa vie son oeuvre, catalogue raisonné des peintures et pastels, Paris, 1994, no. 85, illustrated p. 104

Catalogue Note

Caillebotte's family owned a country home of twenty-seven acres in Yerres, a verdant valley southeast of Paris with a river of the same name. Throughout his life Caillebotte fell in love with the splendor and pastoral charm of Yerres, and the area proved essential to nurturing his inspiration as an artist. Scenes of the river and surrounding landscapes are prominently illustrated throughout the artist’s production, as evidenced by the present composition from 1877. Pierre Wittmer writes of the significance which Yerres held for Caillebotte: “The Yerres river – thanks to its location and scenic attraction…-was as important to Gustave Caillebotte as the Epte was to Claude Monet or Mont Saint-Victoire was to Paul Cézanne. The artist adapts the reality of his world to his needs. Gustave Caillebotte gave the sites in which he lived a new and original and wholly personal dimension. His rendering of rural life evokes its perennial and cyclic nature, always leaving us with a sense of the rhythm of passing days and seasons” (P. Wittmer, Caillebotte and His Garden at Yerres, New York, 1991, p. 308).

Caillebotte's work in pastel is as significant as it is rare, as he only created roughly twenty compositions with this medium during the years of 1873-1880. In Canotier sur l’Yerres, which was completed at the height of the artist's involvement with the Impressionist groupCaillebotte layers rich green and blue pastels the lush foliage of the surrounding riverbank and its reflection on the water. The composition is viewed from a vantage upon the boat, helmed by the sleeping oarsman. 

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