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Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894)
Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894)
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Jeune homme à sa fenêtre

Jeune homme à sa fenêtre
signed and dated 'G Caillebotte. 1876' (lower left)
oil on canvas
45 5/8 x 31 7/8 in. (116 x 81 cm.)
Painted in 1876
Albert Courtier, Meaux (gift from the artist, and by descent).
Galerie de l’Elysée (Jean Metthey), Paris (circa 1945).
Wildenstein & Co. Inc., New York (acquired from the above, 1951).
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 26 June 1995.
A. de Lostalot, "L'Exposition de la rue Le Peletier" in La chronique des arts et de la curiosité, 1 April 1876, no. 14, p. 119.
"Le Salon de 1876" in Le petit journal, 1 April 1876, pp. 2-3.
"Nos informations: L’école de Batignolles" in La Liberté, 3 April 1876, p. 2.
S. Boubée, "Beaux-Arts: Exposition des impressionnistes chez Durand-Ruel" in Gazette de France, 5 April 1876.
M. Chaumelin, "Actualités: L'exposition des Impressionnistes" in La gazette des étrangers, 8 April 1876.
E. Blémont, "Les Impressionnistes" in Le Rappel, 9 April 1876, p. 3.
L. Esnault, "Mouvement artistique: L'exposition des intransigeants dans la galerie Durand-Ruel" in Le Constitutionel, 10 April 1876.
G. d'Olby, "Salon de 1876: Avant l'ouverture. Exposition des intransigeants chez M. Durand-Ruel, rue Le Peletier" in Le Pays, 10 April 1876.
G. Rivière, "Les intransigeants de la peinture" in L'esprit moderne, 13 April 1876.
P. Burty, "Fine Art: The Exhibition of the 'Intransigeants'" in The Academy, 15 April 1876.
E.F., "Le Groupe d’artistes de la rue Le Peletier" in Moniteur des arts, 21 April 1876, pp. 1-2.
E. Zola, "Lettres de Paris: Deux expositions d'art au mois de mai" in Le messager de l'Europe, June 1876.
R. Sertat, "Revue artistique: Le legs et l'exposition rétrospective" in Revue encyclopédique, 15 December 1894, p. 382 (illustrated).
M. Bérhaut, "Catalogue des peintures et pastels" in Gustave Caillebotte, exh. cat., Wildenstein et Cie., Paris, 1951, no. 6 (dated 1875).
F.W.J. Hemmings and R.J. Niess, Emile Zola, Salons, Paris, 1959, pp. 171-195.
M. Wykes-Joyce, "Maecenas at Work: Gustave Caillebotte" in Arts Review, 11 June 1966, vol. XVIII, no. 11, p. 269.
M. Bérhaut, Caillebotte: The Impressionist, Lausanne, 1968, p. 32 (series discussed).
L. Nochlin, Realism, Harmondsworth, 1971, pp. 169 and 275 (illustrated, p. 171, fig. 105; dated 1875).
A. Elsen, Purposes of Art: An Introduction to the History and Appreciation of Art, New York, 1972, p. 431 (illustrated, p. 432; dated circa 1875).
J. Rewald, The History of Impressionism, New York, 1973, p. 373 (illustrated; dated 1875).
G. Picon, Emile Zola: Le bon combat: de Courbet aux Impressionnistes, Paris, 1974, pp. 185 and 240, note 55 (dated 1875).
K. Varnedoe, "Gustave Caillebotte in Context" in Arts Magazine, May 1976, vol. 50, no. 9, pp. 94-95 (illustrated, p. 94, fig. 1; dated 1875).
M. Bérhaut, Caillebotte: Sa vie et son oeuvre, catalogue raisonné des peintures et pastels, Paris, 1978, pp. 30, 47, 84, 249 and 253, no. 26 (illustrated, p. 84; dated 1875).
S. Monneret, L'Impressionnisme et son époque, Paris, 1978, vol. 1, p. 101 and 1980, vol. 3, p. 148.
D. Wildenstein, Claude Monet: Biographie et catalogue raisonné, Lausanne, 1979, vol. III, p. 67 (illustrated) and p. 276, letter 1233bis.
H. James, The Ambassadors, New York, 1987 (illustrated in color on the cover).
K. Varnedoe, Gustave Caillebotte, New Haven, 1987, pp. 1-4, 13 and 60-62, no. 10 (illustrated in color, p. 61, pl. 10; detail illustrated in color, p. 62; illustrated again, p. 13, fig. 4).
H. Beck, "Die Ikonographie der Stadt: das Zo¨gern vor der Stadt-Thematik" in Bilder aus der Neuen Welt, Munich, 1988, pp. 116-117 (illustrated, p. 117, fig. 5; dated 1875).
R.L. Herbert, Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Parisian Society, New Haven, 1988, pp. 19-20, 33 and 48 (illustrated in color, p. 19, pl. 23; detail illustrated in color, p. 21, pl. 25).
N. Broude, ed., World Impressionism: The International Movement, 1860-1920, New York, 1990, p. 19 (illustrated, fig. 13).
R. Bersson, Worlds of Art, Toronto, 1991, pp. 221-222 (illustrated in color, p. 222, fig. 7.19).
M. Howard, ed. The Impressionists by Themselves: A Selection of their Paintings, Drawings and Sketches with Extracts from their Writings, London, 1991, p. 14 (illustrated).
C.F. Stuckey, French Painting, New York, 1991, pp. 152-154 (illustrated, p. 153).
J. Welton, Eyewitness Art: Impressionism, London, 1993, pp. 6 and 61 (illustrated in color, p. 6).
M. Bérhaut and S. Pietri, Gustave Caillebotte: Catalogue raisonné des peintures et pastels, Paris, 1994, pp. 4, 18, 20, 35 and 73, no. 32 (illustrated in color on the cover and p. 72; dated 1875).
J. Coignard, "Caillebotte: Le blues des grands boulevards" in Beaux Arts Magazine, September 1994, no. 126, p. 61 and 64 (illustrated, p. 62).
E. Darragan, Caillebotte, Paris, 1994, pp. 35-38 (illustrated, p. 37).
R. Berson,?The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886: Documentation,?Exhibited Works,?San Francisco, 1996, vol. I, pp. 83-84, 90, 101 and 108 and vol. II, p. 33 (illustrated, p. 47).
M. Shapiro, Impressionism: Reflections and Perceptions, New York, 1997 (detail illustrated in color on the cover).
M. Fried, "Caillebotte's Impressionism" in Representations, Spring 1999, no. 66, p. 2 (illustrated, p. 3, fig. 1; dated 1875).
N. Broude, ed., Gustave Caillebotte and the Fashioning of Identity in Impressionist Paris, New Brunswick, 2002 (illustrated in color, pl. 5).
F. Friedrich and S. Wuhrmann, Caillebotte: Au coeur de l'impressionnisme, exh. cat., Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne, 2005, p. 17 (illustrated, fig. 2; dated 1875).
P. Todd, The Impressionists at Home, London, 2005, p. 14 (illustrated in color, p. 15; dated 1875).
A.-B. Fonsmark, D. Hansen and G. Hedin, Gustave Caillebotte, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Bremen, 2008, p. 11 (illustrated in color, p. 10, fig. 1; dated 1875).
J. McLean, ed., Impressionist Interiors, exh. cat., National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 2008, pp. 20-21 (illustrated in color, p. 21, fig. 5; dated 1875).
J.H. Rubin, Impressionism and the Modern Landscape: Productivity, Technology and Urbanization from Manet to Van Gogh, Berkeley, 2008, pp. 34-36 (illustrated, fig. 20; dated 1875).
K. Sagner, Gustave Caillebotte: Neue Perspektiven des Impressionismus, Munich, 2009, p. 34 (illustrated in color, p. 35; detail illustrated in color on the cover; dated 1875).
D. Coutagne, Cézanne et Paris, exh. cat., Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 2011, p. 17.
S. Lemoine, Dans l'intimité des frères Caillebotte: Peinture et photographie, exh. cat., Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, 2011, pp. 25-26, 37, 104 and 106 (dated 1875).
D. McCullough, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, New York, 2014 (illustrated on the frontispiece; detail illustrated in color on the spine).
M. Marrinan, Gustave Caillebotte: Painting Paris of Naturalism, 1872-1887, Los Angeles, 2016, p. 76 (illustrated in color, p. 77, fig. 38).
M. Morton and G.T.M. Shackelford, Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2016, p. 111 (illustrated in color, fig. 1; detail illustrated in color, p. 61, fig. 2; dated 1875).
D. Marchesseau, Caillebotte: Impressionniste et moderne, exh. cat., Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, 2021, p. 41 (illustrated in color).
Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., 2e Exposition Impressionniste, April 1876, p. 6, no. 20.
New York, American Art Galleries and National Academy of Design, Works in Oil and Pastel by the Impressionists of Paris, May-June 1886, p. 37, no. 230 (titled Before the Window).
Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Rétrospective Gustave Caillebotte, June 1894, p. 7, no. 97 (dated 1875).
Paris, Wildenstein et Cie., Gustave Caillebotte, 1951, no. 4 (titled Homme de dos).
London, Wildenstein & Co., Ltd., Gustave Caillebotte: A Loan Exhibition in Aid of the Hertford British Hospital in Paris, June-July 1966, no. 2 (illustrated in color on the frontispiece; dated 1875).
Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Cent ans d'Impressionnisme: Hommage à Paul Durand-Ruel, January-March 1974, no. 6 (illustrated; dated 1875).
Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts and New York, The Brooklyn Museum, Gustave Caillebotte: A Retrospective Exhibition, October 1976-April 1977, pp. 88-90, no. 11 (illustrated, p. 88; dated 1875).
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art and The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, The New Painting: Impressionism, 1874-1886, January-July 1986, p. 161, no. 20 and p. 169, no. 21 (illustrated in color).
Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais and The Art Institute of Chicago, Gustave Caillebotte, September 1994-May 1995, pp. 185-186, no. 59 (illustrated in color, p. 187; dated 1875).
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gustave Caillebotte: Urban Impressionist, June-September 1995, pp. 148-151, no. 59 (illustrated in color, p. 149; dated 1875).
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