Spring in France

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1890

Artist:

Robert William Vonnoh
American, 1858–1933

About this artwork

Robert Vonnoh was among the first American painters to explore Impressionism. He received his formative artistic training in Boston and headed to Paris in the early 1880s for further instruction. By the late 1880s, Vonnoh had settled in Grez-sur-Loing, a rural area outside of Paris that attracted a growing colony of artists who worked en plein air. Here, using a brilliant palette, broken brushstrokes, and unblended colors, Vonnoh captured the budding vegetation and warming sunlight of a spring day. Alongside intense greens, peaches and lavenders convey the dappled light and shadows of a winding road at right. Although no figures appear in Spring in France, the composition suggests a domestic setting, with fence posts delimiting a
yard and white linens hanging from a nearby tree.

On View

American Art, Gallery 171

Artist

Robert William Vonnoh

Title

Spring in France

Origin

France

Date

1890

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed l.r.: "Vonnoh 1890"

Dimensions

38.7 × 55.9 cm (15 1/4 × 22 in.)

Credit Line

Wirt D. Walker Fund

Reference Number

1982.272

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