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A Bird's-Eye View

Artist:
Theodore Robinson (1852–1896)
Date:
1889
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 3/4 x 32 in. (65.4 x 81.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of George A. Hearn, 1910
Accession Number:
10.64.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 770
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
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