Theodore Robinson (1852-96) was part of the Cos Cob Art Colony, which in turn was part of American Impressionism, a later movement to its French counterpart characterized by muscular brushstrokes and vivid colors. Robinson and other members of the colony, who gathered at the Bush-Holley House in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich in summer, depicted the house and other local scenes such as this one of the Riverside Yacht Club.
Don’t you wish you could jump into the painting, just like the characters in “Mary Poppins”?
Today, the Bush-Holley House is part of the Greenwich Historical Society.
For more, visit greenwichhistory.org.