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Object Name Painting
Title Nantucket
Artist Robinson, Theodore
Date 1882
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-19.75 W-31.75 inches
Signature "Th. Robinson"
Signature Location lower right
Makers inscription "Th. Robinson - Nantucket - 1882" at lower right
Provenance artist
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
Accession Number G.1963.83
On view: yes
Label information 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.
Search Terms Animal
Art Students League
Genre Scene
National Academy of Design