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Hillside, Springtime, Giverny

Theodore Robinson (1852 - 1896)
Oil on canvas
15¾ x 15¾ inches
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Provenance

Private collection

Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, New York

Spanierman Gallery, New York, New York

Private collection, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Exhibited

In Monet’s Light: Theodore Robinson at Giverny, The Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, February 6–May 8, 2005; Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, June 4–September 5, 2005

Literature

Important American Paintings, Volume XX: Truth (New York: Questroyal Fine Art, LLC, 2019), plate 24.

Related Works 

A Hillside, Giverny, 1887, oil on canvas, 16¼ x 13 inches; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California

Giverny, ca. 1888, oil on canvas, 18⅛ x 21⅞ inches; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

Old Church at Giverny, 1891, oil on canvas, 18 x 22⅛ inches; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

The Valley of the Seine, from the Hills of Giverny, 1892, oil on canvas, 25 15/16 x 32⅛ inches; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Note

Robinson lived mostly abroad from 1887 to 1892, with much of that time spent in Giverny, France, home to French impressionist Claude Monet (1840–1926), with whom Robinson developed a close relationship. In Giverny Robinson’s “painting acquired the attributes of the French impressionist school, the high color and flickering light, the broken brush stroke and repeated diagonal areas of mottled color, but never losing the form and structure of the American aesthetic.”[1]

[1] “Theodore Robinson,” Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, accessed May 20, 2021, https://americanart.si.edu/artist/theodore-robinson-4086.

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