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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.


c. 1887


Theodore Robinson (American, 1852–1896)

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One of the first American artists to paint in Giverny, France, Theodore Robinson drew upon 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 and 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.


On View, Gallery 273


Arts of the Americas


Theodore Robinson


The Valley of Arconville


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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c. 1887


Oil on canvas


Signed, lower right: "TH. ROBINSON"


45.8 × 55.7 cm (18 × 21 7/8 in.)

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Friends of American Art Collection

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