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Theodore Robinson (1852-1896)
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Theodore Robinson (1852-1896)

Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street

Details
Theodore Robinson (1852-1896)
Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street
signed 'Th. Robinson' (lower left)
oil on canvas
24 x 19¼ in. (61 x 48.9 cm.)
Painted in 1894-95.
Provenance
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.
Robert Hosea.
Sale: American Art Association, New York, Robert Hosea and Other Collections, 7 February 1918, lot 18.
Ferdinand Howald, Columbus, Ohio, acquired from the above.
By bequest to the present owner, 1931.
Literature
R. Cortissoz, "Landmarks of Manhattan," Scribner's Magazine, vol. 18, no. 5, November 1895, p. 539, illustrated.
F. Watson, "American Collections: No. 1 - The Ferdinand Howald Collection," The Arts, vol. 8, no. 2, August 1925, p. 84 (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
J.I.H. Baur, Theodore Robinson: 1852-1896, exhibition catalogue, Brooklyn, New York, 1946, p. 62, no. 66.
Kennedy Galleries, Inc., Theodore Robinson, American Impressionist (1852-1896), New York, 1966, p. 15 (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
M. Tucker, American Paintings in the Ferdinand Howald Collection, Columbus, Ohio, 1969, pp. 92, 94, no. 153, illustrated (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
ACA American Heritage Gallery, New York, N.Y., exhibition catalogue, New York, 1971, n.p., no. 57, cover illustration.
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Six Centuries of Painting from the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, exhibition catalogue, Columbus, Ohio, 1973, pp. 48-49, illustrated (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Theodore Robinson, 1852-1896, exhibition catalogue, Baltimore, Maryland, 1973, p. 57, no. 57, illustrated.
N.V. Maciejunes, N.J. Roberts, The American Collections, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, 1988, pp. 38-39, 183-84, 256, pl. 19, illustrated.
U.W. Hiesinger, et al., Childe Hassam: American Impressionist, New York, 1994, p. 68, fig. 67, illustrated.
Owen Gallery, Theodore Robinson, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2000, p. 86.
S. Mayer, First Exposure: The Sketchbooks and Photographs of Theodore Robinson, Giverny, France, 2000, p. 41, fig. 26, illustrated.
S. Johnston, "Looking for Giverny in America: Theodore Robinson and His Impressionist Watercolors," Master Drawings, vol. 40, n. 4, 2002, pp. 341-42, 344, illustrated.
B. Weber, Paintings of New York, 1800-1950, San Francisco, California, 2005, p. 77, illustrated.
Exhibited
Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Inaugural Exhibit, January 1-Feburary 28, 1931.
Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Theodore Robinson, 1892-1896, November 12, 1946-January 5, 1947 (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
Dayton, Ohio, Dayton Art Institute, and elsewhere, America and Impressionism, October 19-November 11, 1951.
Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, Memorial Union Gallery, Theodore Robinson, October 29-November 10, 1964, no. 20 (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
Dayton, Ohio, Dayton Art Institute, The Ferdinand Howald Collection of the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, January 11-February 15, 1970 (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
New York, Wildenstein & Company, The Ferdinand Howald Collection, May 19-July 3, 1970 (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
New York, ACA American Heritage Gallery, New York, N.Y., March 30-April 17, 1971 (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University, Hopkins Hall Art Gallery, Six Centuries of Painting from the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, January 9-February 2, 1973 (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
Baltimore, Maryland, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and elsewhere, Theodore Robinson, 1852-1896, May 1-June 10, 1973.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Paine Art Center and Arboretum, The Figural Images of Theodore Robinson, the American Impressionist, April 12-June 7, 1987, no. 42 (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
Columbus, Ohio, Shumacher Gallery, Riches Revealed: Works from the Columbus Museum of Art, September 13-October 19, 1999 (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
Evanston, Illinois, Terra Museum of American Art, First Exposure: The Sketchbooks and Photographs of Theodore Robinson, October 14, 2000-January 2, 2001 (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
Santiago, Chile, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 100 Years of North American Art: A Social Perspective, September 3-October 31, 2010 (as Fifth Avenue at Madison Square).
Sale room notice
Please note this painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work being compiled by Ira Spanierman and Sona Johnston.

Lot Essay

The present work was commissioned by August Jaccaci, Theodore Robinson's good friend and the art editor at Scribner's magazine. Robinson worked on the painting in the winter of 1894-95, completing the canvas in May of 1895.

This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work being compiled by Ira Spanierman and Sona Johnston.

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