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


Theodore Robinson, although academically trained at France’s École des Beaux-Arts, became the leading American disciple of the progressive impressionist Claude Monet. Living as a close friend and neighbor of the famous painter in the artists’ colony of Giverny between 1887 and 1892, Robinson experimented with plein-air (outdoor) painting in numerous depictions of that bucolic village, such as this work.