The Floor Scrapers
 (also known as The Floor Strippers)
1113 x 773 • 174 KB
The Floor Scrapers was Caillebotte's first painting to be exhibited, at an Impressionist exhibition in 1875. At the time, the painting, with its dramatic perspective and ocher tones, was dismissed as vulgar. Today, it is considered a major work of the time.

There exists another, lesser-known variant of The Floor Scrapers, with the same title. You can see it here.

Owner/Location: Musée d'Orsay (France)
Dates: 1875
Artist age:Approximately 27 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 102 cm (40.16 in.), Width: 146 cm (57.48 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member chris_mccormick on 28 May 2002.
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