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    FLORENCE VINCENT ROBINSON (American, 1874-1937)
    Notre Dame, Paris, 1912
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    10-3/4 x 15 inches (27.3 x 38.1 cm) (sight)
    Signed lower left: Florence Robinson
    Dated lower right: 1912

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST


    One of the hallmarks of Graham Williford's painting collection is the large number of strong works by American women artists he delighted in discovering. Many trained abroad, and frequently specialized in watercolor. One such figure was Florence Vincent Robinson, who painted urban views and landscapes in France, Italy, Northern Africa and Spain--essentially taking the traditional "women's painting medium" out of the drawing room and into the street and across national boundaries. Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, she pursued a first-rate artistic education in Paris with watercolorist Pierre Vignal, history painter Dagnan-Bouveret, and both Whistler, and Harpignies. She was a member of the Société des Aquarellistes in Paris, the Royal Society of Artists in London and the American Water Color Society, and exhibited paintings at the Paris Salon in 1899 and contributed to exhibitions held regularly at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Boston Art Club. She never married, and eventually settled in New York City. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvard University, the Baltimore Museum of Fine Arts and the Cleveland School of Art.


    Condition Report*:

    No evidence of any restoration. Very good condition with occasional smudges or accretions (sight). Matted and framed under glass. Not examined out of frame. Framed Dimensions 19.5 X 15.5 Inches

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