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Between 1887 and 1892, Theodore Robinson made annual trips to the small French village of Giverny, where he befriended and studied with the town’s most famous resident, Claude Monet. He stayed at the Hôtel Baudy and was provided with paint and canvas by the owner’s wife, Angelina, whose practice was to furnish all visiting artists with supplies. In this intimate portrait, Angelina Baudy pauses between sips of wine, looking directly out at the viewer. Until the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the hotel and its dining room hosted the most prominent American and European artists who came to Giverny to consult with Monet. This portrait records a transitional moment in the artist’s move toward impressionism.
At upper right: Th. Robinson 1888
At upper right: To Madame Baudy
James W. and Frances Gibson McGlothlin Collection
"American Art from the McGlothlin Collection" Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (1 May - 18 July 2010).
"Capturing Beauty: American Impressionist & Realist Paintings from the McGlothlin Collection," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (19 May-18 September, 2005).
Rawles, Susan J. and Christopher C. Oliver. The James W. and Frances Gibson McGlothlin Collection of American Art, A Promise Fulfilled (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2015): pp. 56-57.
Yount, Sylvia. Private Passion, Public Promise, The James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Collection of American Art (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2010): ill. p. 47.
Curry, David Park. Capturing Beauty: American Impressionist & Realist Paintings from the McGlothlin Collection (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2005): pp. 22-23.
Baur, John I.H. Theodore Robinson (Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Museum, 1946): no. 185, p. 73, ill. pl. VIII.
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