Theodore Robinson, although academically trained at France’s École des Beaux-Arts, became the leading American disciple of the progressive impressionist Claude Monet. Living as a close friend and neighbor of the famous painter in the artists’ colony of Giverny between 1887 and 1892, Robinson experimented with plein-air (outdoor) painting in numerous depictions of that bucolic village, such as this work.
Signature: [at lower left]: TH. ROBINSON--1889
the artist, 1889–died 1896; his estate, 1896–1898; sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 24 Mar. 1898, no. 91; George A. Hearn, New York, by 1908–1910