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The Seine and the Railroad Bridge at Argenteuil (La Seine et le pont du chemin de fer d'Argenteuil)  1887

by Gustave Caillebotte

In 1851 the Paris/Saint-Germain-en-Laye railway line came to Argenteuil, bringing with it thousands of middle-class tourists from the French capital to the small, self-sufficient town in under twenty-five minutes. Developers and industrialists followed, transforming Argenteuil into the region’s most popular boating and sailing destination. [br] In the 1880s the Impression...
45 1/2 x 61 in. (115.6 x 154.9 cm)
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum