Lot #633
Gustave Caillebotte Autograph Letter Signed

Caillebotte to Monet, an impressionist correspondence

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Estimate: $1200+

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Caillebotte to Monet, an impressionist correspondence

French painter (1848-1894) who was a member and patron of the Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others in the group. Caillebotte was noted for his early interest in photography as an art form. Desirable untranslated ALS in French, signed “G. Caillebotte,” one page, 4.25 x 5.5, March 30, 1887. Handwritten letter to his friend and fellow artist, the great impressionist painter Claude Monet. In fine condition.

Caillebotte's sizable allowance, along with the inheritance he received after the death of his father in 1874 and his mother in 1878, allowed him to paint without the pressure to sell his work. It also allowed him to help fund Impressionist exhibitions and support his fellow artists and friends—Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro among others—by purchasing their works and, at least in the case of Monet, paying the rent for their studios. Caillebotte bought his first Monet in 1875 and was especially helpful to that artist's career and financial survival.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
  • Dates: #622 - Ended December 08, 2021





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