Couple on a walk

Gustave Cailllebotte1881

Museum Barberini

Museum Barberini
Potsdam, Germany

In the 1860s the seaside resorts in Normandy became the most popular summer retreats of the Parisian bourgeoisie. Here a young couple (likely the artist and his partner, Charlotte Berthier) are strolling past the luxurious Villa italiennein Trouville. The red parasol adds an accent to the picture, in which fresh green tones are dominant. The depiction of the figures from behind allows viewers to put themselves in the role of the vacationers.


  • Title: Couple on a walk
  • Creator: Gustave Cailllebotte
  • Date Created: 1881
  • Physical Dimensions: 100.2 x 125.3 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Hasso Plattner Collection
  • External Link: To the online collection
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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