Artist Theodore Robinson, American, 1852-1896
  • Scene at Giverny
  • Normandy Farm (alternate title)
  • Farm House and Rick (alternate title)
Date 1890
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 16 × 25 3/4 inches (40.6 × 65.4 cm)
Framed: 29 7/16 × 39 3/8 × 2 3/8 inches (74.8 × 100 × 6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Christian H. Hecker
Accession Number 70.680
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W292, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, lower left: Th. Robinson | 1890
Marks On verso, oval stamp: Theodore Robinson | Sale | March 24, 1898
Theodore Robinson;
1898, Robinson estate sale, American Art Association, no. 41 (New York, New York, USA) [as NORMANDY FARM];
1898, J.E. Cowdin.
Mrs. Gertrude Cowdin Thaw.
May 9, 1916, Cowdin et al Sale, American Art Association, no. 50 (New York, New York, USA) [sold as FARM HOUSE AND RICK].
1916, Colonel Frank J. Hecker;
his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Hecker;
1970-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Oil Paintings and Studies by the Late Theodore Robinson to be Sold at Absolute Public Sale by Order of Administrator. Auction cat., The American Art Galleries. New York, March 24, 1898, no. 41. [as Normandy Farm]

Thaw, Cowdin, et al. Sale (Estate of Gertrude Cowdin). Auction cat., The American Art Association. New York, May 9, 1916, no. 50. [as Farm House and Rick]

Baur, John I.H. Theodore Robinson 1852-1896. Brooklyn, 1946, no. 63. [as Farm House and Rick]

Domit, Moussa M. American Impressionism. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1973, pp. 32, 114, no. 49 (ill.).

Boyle, Richard J. American Impressionism. Boston, 1974, pp. 126-127 (ill.).

Pyne, Kathleen. “American Paintings Acquired During the Last Decade: Theodore Robinson’s Scene at Giverny.” Bulletin of the DIA 55, 2 (1977): pp. 105-106 (ill.).

Rivard, Nancy J. “American Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts.” Antiques 114 (November 1978): p. 1052 (col. pl. 11).

Boyle, Richard J. John Twachtman. New York, 1979, pp. 17-18 (ill.).

American Beauty: Painting and Sculpture from the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1770-1920. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2002, pp. 94, 96, no. 69.