Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Girl and Ducks

  • Artist:

    Robinson, Theodore

  • Artist Bio:

    American, 1852–1896

  • Date:


  • Medium:

    Watercolor, gouache, and charcoal on paper

  • Dimensions:

    12 3/4 x 21 5/8 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Theodore Robinson (American, 1852-1896)

Girl and Ducks, 1887

Watercolor, gouache, charcoal on paper, 12 ѕ x 21 5/8 in.

Wichita Art Museum, The John W. and Mildred L. Graves Collection


            The Murdock collection Robinson, Woman Sewing, Giverny, and the two Graves collection Robinsons, Girl with Ducks and Girl Sewing, were all painted in Giverny in the same time period, 1889-1892, and most likely represent the same model. During his five years in Giverny, Robinson executed a series of images depicting the subject of a single figure, a peasant woman, seated or standing outdoors in a garden/orchard, engaged in the act of sewing.

            Although Robinson followed the Impressionist practice of painting landscape views out-of-doors on site, he took a more academic approach toward his figure subjects. Perhaps to avoid expense, Robinson photographed his models, various peasant women from the village of Giverny, and painted the figurative part of his genre scene in the studio using the photograph as prompter and guide.