Theodore Robinson / The Valley of Arconville / c. 1887Theodore Robinson
The Valley of Arconville
c. 1887

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Creator Name: Robinson, Theodore
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: American; 1852-1896 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Active Place: North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: Theodore Robinson
Title: The Valley of Arconville
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1882
Creation End Date: 1892
Creation Date: c. 1887
Creation Place: North and Central America,North America,United States
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: unframed:45.8 x 55.7 cm (18 x 21 7/8 in.)framed: 68.9 x 78.1 cm (27 1/8 x 30 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions: Signed, lower right: "TH. ROBINSON"
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1941.11
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection
Context: Theodore Robinson surveyed the poetic topography of France in many of the paintings he produced in the 1880s and early 1890s, traveling between Barbizon, Dieppe, Giverny, and Arconville. The setting of this painting, Arconville, is a verdant valley between the Aube and Seine rivers in the province of Aube. Although it was not painted in Giverny, The Valley of Arconville anticipates many of Robinson's Giverny compositions. As one of the first American artists to paint in Giverny, a town situated about twohours northwest of Paris, Robinson integrated the methods of the town's most famous resident, Claude Monet, into his work and was essential in disseminating Impressionist painting techniques in the United States through his teaching and the exhibition ofhis paintings.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1941.11
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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