|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||H-19.75 W-31.75 inches|
|Signature Location||lower right|
|Makers inscription||"Th. Robinson - Nantucket - 1882" at lower right|
Ralph N. Crawford (1895)
Harry Shaw Newman Gallery, NY (by 1946)
Joseph Katz, Baltimore, MD (in 1954)
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, NY
|Credit line||Museum purchase|
Theodore Robinson spent the summer of 1882 on Nantucket Island. He produced a number of paintings based on local scenes, including this one. In an image of serenity and peacefulness, a horse and rider rest under the shade of a tree. Distant water on the horizon confirms its New England location.
This work was produced in Robinson's early, descriptive style. Later, he would become a leading figure in the history of American Impressionism. Between 1887 and 1892, he spent long periods working in Giverny, France, the home of his mentor, Impressionist master Claude Monet. The influence of Monet led Robinson to shift his focus from tightly rendered human figures to colorful, atmospheric landscapes.
Art Students League
National Academy of Design