At the Piano

Theodore Robinson American

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This charming domestic vignette reveals Robinson’s academic training prior to his adoption of an Impressionist style about 1888. The emphasis on volumetric forms and carefully rendered details is especially evident in the young woman’s slender fingers and delicate facial features. The drawing relates to two paintings of piano subjects of the same date (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.).

At the Piano, Theodore Robinson (1852–1896), Charcoal and gouache on off-white wove paper, American

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