A French Landscape

by Theodore Robinson (1852–1896)
Oil on canvas
15¼ x 24 inches

Provenance

Davis & Long Company, New York, New York

Private collection, New Orleans, Louisiana, acquired from above

Private collection, by descent from above

Menconi + Schoelkopf, New York, New York

Private collection, Colorado

Note: Theodore Robinson studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and between 1887 and 1892 spent time in Giverny working alongside Claude Monet.

Artist Biography

As one of the first, and most important, American Impressionists, Theodore Robinson helped to introduce the French style to American artists and audiences. His life was one of promise and influence that ended too soon, snuffed out by an asthma attack at the age of forty-three.

Robinson fully immersed himself in French painting, embracing the cosmopolitan current of fin-de-siècle art. After studying at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he formed his Impressionist style at Giverny, alongside Claude Monet. In the 1880s, Monet was considered the leader of the French School, with Americans “flocking” to his home in Giverny. Robinson

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