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The Valley of Arconville

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1887

Artist:

Theodore Robinson
American, 1852–1896

About this artwork

One of the first American artists to paint in Giverny, France, Theodore Robinson assimilated the teachings of the region’s most famous resident, Claude Monet, in his vibrant compositions. Using layered, broken brushwork, Robinson foregrounded the slope of the hill, leading the eye from the figure at right across the Valley of Arconville beyond. Capturing the effects of light on the landscape like Monet and other progressive French painters, Robinson nonetheless rendered his forms with a measure of solidity that was more typical of American artists who worked in an Impressionist style.

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Arts of the Americas, Gallery 171

Artist

Theodore Robinson

Title

The Valley of Arconville

Origin

United States

Date

c. 1887

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, lower right: "TH. ROBINSON"

Dimensions

45.8 × 55.7 cm (18 × 21 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1941.11

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