Les Orangers (The Orange Trees), 1878. Gustave Caillebotte (French, Impressionism, 1848-1894). Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
One brass patio chair is occupied by the artist’s brother, Marital, Jr. He sits, reading a publication, in the shade of one of the large, boxed orange trees. Zoe, the artist’s cousin, stands on tip toe, leaning on the box base of another orange tree, reading as well. Above and to the right of Zoe, lying asleep on the path is a brown and white dog.