The Yerres, Effect of Rain (L'Yerres, effet de pluie)

Gustave Caillebotte (French, 1848–1894)
The Yerres, Effect of Rain (L'Yerres, effet de pluie), 1875

Oil on canvas
31 5/8 x 23 inches (80.3 x 59.1 cm)
Signed lower right in blue: G Caillebotte; Signed and dated lower left in black: G. Caillebotte '75
Gift of Mrs. Nicholas H. Noyes, 71.40.2


1875-1894, Collection of the artist

1894-ca. 1971, Chardeau collection (family of the artist)

by 1971, Wildenstein Gallery, New York (gallery stock no. 5608)

1971, IU Art Museum purchase from Wildenstein Gallery with funds from Mrs. Nicholas H. Noyes


October 3, 1973–April 27, 1975, “Paintings from Midwestern University Collections,” organized by Wildenstein Gallery, New York (cat. no. 31)

October 21, 1976–April 24, 1977, “Gustave Caillebotte: A Retrospective Exhibition,” The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; traveled to The Brooklyn Museum, New York City (cat. no. 7)

December 4, 1977–January 8, 1978, “Impressionists in 1877,” Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee (cat. p. 22–23)

March 10, 1990–November 10, 1990, “Illuminations: Images of Landscapes in France, 1855–1885,” Hackscher Museum, Huntington, New York; traveled to The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, March 10, 1990–April 29, 1990; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, September 8, 1990–November 10, 1990 (cat. no. 14)

September 13, 1994–January 9, 1995, “Caillebotte Retrospective,” Réunion des Musées Nationaux and Musée d’Orsay, Paris; traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago, February 15, 1995–May 28, 1995 (cat. no. 16)

June 17–October 23, 2005, “Caillebotte: Au coeur de l'impressionnisme,” Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland (cat. no. 3)

June 29, 2008-July 5, 2009, Gustave Caillebotte traveling exhibition: June 29-October 5, 2008, "Über das Wasser—Gustave Caillebotte," Bremen Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany; October 17, 2008-February 22, 2009, "Gustave Caillebotte: Midt i impressionismen," Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark; March 27-July 5, 2009, "Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist Paintings from Paris to the Sea," Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City

October 18, 2012-May 20, 2013, "Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionism in Painting and Photography," Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, and Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

April 1-July 20, 2014, "Caillebotte in Yerres," Propriété Caillebotte, Yerres, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Berhaut, Marie. Caillebotte, sa vie et son oeuvre, catalogue raisonné des peintures et pastels. Paris. 1978. (no. 21)

Alternate Titles

L’Yerres, effet de pluie

Riverbank in the Rain


Bord de rivière

Bord de rivière sous la pluie


Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.