This painting was made by Gustave Caillebotte, then aged twenty-nine, for the third Impressionist exhibition organized by the Society of Painters, Sculptors and Engravers in Paris at 6 rue Le Peletier in April 1877, during which he presented six works including this painting. It is shown after the death of the artist (on February 21, 1894) at the retrospective of his work organized by Durand-Ruel1 in June 1894. Later, the first major modern retrospective of Caillebotte's work is organized in 1951 in Paris the Beaux-Arts gallery2, and the Rue de Paris, rainy weather is one of the nails3. The painting is installed by his brother Martial Caillebotte at the castle of Montglat 4 around 1900.
Like most of Caillebotte's works, this painting remains in the family of Mrs. Albert Chardeau, born Geneviève Caillebotte (niece of the artist), until the middle of the 20th century. The painting was purchased in 1955 by Walter P. Chrysler Jr. (1909-1988), the son of Chrysler's founder), who sold it in 1964 to the Wildenstein Gallery, which sold it immediately to the Chicago Art Institute. . An oil sketch of this painting was given by Caillebotte to Monet; it is today in the Marmottan Museum in Paris. Various preparatory studies are scattered in particular collections.
This major work by Caillebotte was exhibited in nine cities in the United States in 1956 and 1957 (as part of the Chrysler Collection); then in 1960 in Dayton; in 1969 again in Minneapolis; in 1976/1977 in Houston, for the great Caillebotte retrospective; in Washington, then in Chicago in 1986; and between September 1994 and January 1995 in Paris at the Caillebotte exhibition at the Grand Palais, which was a revelation for the French-speaking public. She was then shown at Fort Worth in 2008; in Essen in 2011; in Paris at the Musée d'Orsay in 2012/20138, then again in Washington in June-October 2015 at the National Gallery of Art, for the exhibition "Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye" 9; finally, again in Fort Worth (Texas) at the Kimbell Art Museum from November 8, 2015 to February 14, 2016.
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