Theodore Robinson, At the Piano, 1887, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly, 1929.6.90
The shiny surface of the piano, the luminescent fabric of the woman’s dress, and the image of fingers stroking ivory keys conjures a variety of textures and sounds. Theodore Robinson painted this scene of a favorite model playing a piano in the Paris apartment of his wealthy friend “Archie” Chanler. Robinson was in love with Marie but never married her. The two spent a great deal of time together in Giverny, where their relationship sparked much gossip among American tourists staying at the elegant Hôtel Baudy.
At the Piano
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16 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. (41.8 x 64.2 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of John Gellatly
- Architecture Interior – domestic – living room
- Object – flower
- Figure female – full length
- Performing arts – music – piano
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