A Bird's-Eye View

Artist: Theodore Robinson (1852–1896)

Date: 1889

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 25 3/4 x 32 in. (65.4 x 81.3 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of George A. Hearn, 1910

Accession Number: 10.64.9


Robinson first visited Giverny, the subject of this picture, in 1887. He befriended Claude Monet and subsequently painted under the influence of his Impressionist style. Robinson's painted surfaces are more varied than those of Monet, but still betray many of the coloristic and compositional aspects of French Impressionism.