Theodore Earl Butler, American, 1861-1936 50 x 1 x 65 cm
View of Giverny from Hotel Baudy Circa 1894 Oil/canvas Canvas Stamp Foinet provided by Madame Baudy Estate Stamp, lower right
Estate of the artist By descent through the family Private Collection ArtGiverny From the balcony of Hotel Baudy, Theodore Earl Butler portrays an expansive autumnal view of Giverny. The farmhouses are nestled together. The haystacks in the foreground signify the end of the harvest season. In the background the curtain of poplars is staged like a live theater. The impression of the hills, a lavender wall of mist, lines the Seine River.
More than likely, Theodore Earl Butler was inﬂuenced by Paul Cezanne who, in the fall of 1894, stayed at Hotel Baudy and painted his "Giverny" from its balcony. Perhaps Cezanne even met Mary Cassat on this same balcony, as it is known that they had met in this same month at Hotel Baudy.
Signature: Estate Stamp, lower right.canvas stencil from Paul Foinet, Paris, on the reverse
Estate of the artist
By descent through the family
Bonham auction House, New York
05/20/2015, lot 52