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Gustave Caillebotte : “Paris Street; Rainy Day” (1877)

Museum Quality Giclée on Fine Art Paper

  • Matte Finish does not pick up glare from interior lighting
  • Smooth Surface maximizes sharpness and preserves detail
  • Accent Borders display the artwork uncropped and ready to mat
  • In-house Printing assures artistic quality standards

Parisians of the late 19th century felt increasingly disconnected from one another. They shared space, yet seemed to be inhabiting separate worlds. This sense of isolation is expressed some of the most famous artworks of the period, including Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-1886), Édouard Manet’s The Railway (1873), Edgar Degas’s The Absinthe Drinker (1875-1876), and in this, Gustave Callibotte’s masterpiece.

When it was displayed at the Third Impressionist Exhibition of 1877, Paris Street, Rainy Day was very much “of the moment.” It is set at the Place de Dublin, which had recently been renovated as part of Baron Haussmann’s massive urban renewal plan. It is to this that Paris owes its famously wide boulevards. The figures in the foreground are dressed in the height of contemporary middle-class fashion. Mimicking the depth of field effect of the camera lens, they are in rendered softer focus than the figures in the middle distance, while the figures in the background become progressively indistinct.

Partially cropped from the frame, the man approaching from the right appears on course to collide with the couple, who gaze distractedly aside. No figure within the painting makes eye contact with another, nor with the spectator. They wear busy, downcast expressions and carry umbrellas which, in the words of author Rose-Marie Hagen, shield them “not just from the rain, but, also it seems, from other passers by.” Paris Street, Rainy Day was the product of a world before the advent of automobiles, electronic media and mobile devices, and yet it depicts an urban landscape whose denizens are no less withdrawn.

Product Information

Expect crisp detail and vivid color from our giclée process fine art prints. We use archival pigment inks on cotton fiber paper to achieve a wide color gamut, deep blacks and beautiful tonal transitions. Unlike posters, they will not fade or yellow, but maintain their original quality for as long as you own them.

How to Frame

Historical artworks were produced in whatever shapes and sizes best suited the artists and their patrons, and these rarely correspond to the proportions of modern, mass-produced frames. Most reproductions sold on the web are cropped to an arbitrary standard, compromising the integrity of the original artwork. We solve this by using accent borders to make up any differences in proportion.

Framing may be as simple as inserting the print into a standard size frame with the borders showing. In many cases, our customers choose to have them matted. Borders allow space for framers to mount the print while covering little, if any, of the artwork. Our images are sized to provide desirable mat widths in common frames.

Sizes 9” x 12”, 12” x 16”, and 16” x 20” are designed to be matted in larger frames, such as 11” x 14”, 16” x 20” and 20” x 24”, respectively. Larger prints may be matted in frames of equal size, the borders corresponding to the shape of the mat. Where the artwork is unusually square or narrow, other sizes may be preferred.

If our sizing does not meet your requirements, we provide customization free of charge. Please contact us to discuss the details.

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Returns Policy

If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, you are welcome to return it within 60 days for a full refund. Please contact us and return your item(s) to: The Ibis 809 Grant Street Endicott, NY 13760

Your return will be processed on receipt.
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