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Anniversary
If you feel like celebrating something, but don’t yet know what, then here’s a suggestion: Gustave Caillebotte was born exactly, uh, 167 years ago on 19 August 1848.
Caillebotte was an important member of the impressionist movement in France, not only as a painter, but also as a sponsor of  Monet, Sisley, Pissarro and Renoir. 
A number of Caillebotte’s works have become iconic, like his views on the Pont de l’Europe.

Gustave Caillebotte, Le Pont de l’Europe (esquisse - study), 1876c. Oil on canvas, 32,9 x 44,4 cm. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France
Gustave Caillebotte, Le Pont de l’Europe (esquisse - study), 1876c. Oil on canvas, 54 x 73 cm. Ordrupgaard, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Gustave Caillebotte, Le Pont de l’Europe (esquisse - study). Oil on canvas, 83,2 x 122,6 cm. Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo USA
Gustave Caillebotte, Le Pont de l’Europe, 1876. Oil on canvas, 125 x 181 cm, Musée du Petit Palais, Genève, Switzerland
Gustave Caillebotte, Le Pont de l’Europe 1876-77. Oil on canvas, 105,7 x 130,8 cm. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, USA 
Anonymous, The Pont de l’Europe as seen from the gare Saint-Lazare, 1868