The backyard of a farm in Giverny
Oil on canvas : 85,5 x 49,5 cm
Signed and annotated lower left "to the friend Baudy Th Robinson 18..."
Annotated on the back " to the friend Baudy Giverny 1887 Th Robinson ".
Theodore Robinson was undeniably the American impressionist painter closest to Claude Monet; he was influenced by him as early as 1884, the year he came to stay in Giverny. He stayed there for eight years, a fruitful period for him as he soaked up the atmosphere that was conducive to creation and took advantage of the lessons that the Master gave to a privileged circle of artists, of which Robinson was a part, as were so many other compatriots.
In Giverny, Robinson produced some of his best paintings, rural landscapes, peasant women going about their daily business, he enjoyed, like Monet, depicting the motif changing with the seasons.