Low Tide, Riverside Yacht Club

Artist: Theodore Robinson (1852–1896)

Date: 1894

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Margaret and Raymond J. Horowitz, 2007

Accession Number: 2007.281.3


This work is one of a series of coastal scenes painted by Theodore Robinson at Cos Cob, Connecticut, a popular American artists’ colony. It reveals how the painter synthesized the earlier influence of Claude Monet with a newfound interest in Japanese prints. As Robinson observed after acquiring his first print in 1894, “My Japanese print points in a direction I must try and take: an aim for refinement and a kind of precision seen in the best old as well as modern work.”