About the Artist
From the moment of his debut with the impressionists, Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) set himself apart, while his dynamic relationship with them lent his work a certain tension, an edge. Criticized—and praised—for being too realistic and not impressionistic enough, this eccentric artist was a pioneer in adopting the angled perspective of a modern camera to compose scenes whose effects are often described as arresting, even cinematic.
This umbrella features two principal figures from one of Gustave Caillebotte's best-known works, Paris Street; Rainy Day (1877). He in a top hat, bow tie, starched white shirt, buttoned waistcoat, and open long coat with collar turned up; she in a hat, veil, diamond earrings, and demure brown dress. Apropos of the subject matter, this umbrella is a fashionable choice for navigating the city streets on a rainy day.
- Polyester with fiberglass ribs
- Automatic open and close
- 48-inch arc