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Landscape Art, France, Paris, Fointainebleu, Mary Turlay Robinson, Vintage Watercolor, 1930s


Mary Turlay Robinson (b. 1888)
Three Views of Fontainebleau
American: 1932
Watercolor on paper
5.5 x 8.25 inches, each
$250, set of three

Three views of the Palace Fontainebleau, painted in France in the 1930s. The Fontainebleau was built by Henry II and Catherine de Medici in the 16th century and augmented and modified by successive generations of French monarchs into the 19th century.


Mary Turlay Robinson was a painter and lecturer based in New York City. She studied at Vassar College, the Art Students League, and the Fontainebleau School of Fine Arts. She was a member of the American Federation of Arts and the French Fresco Society and served as an officer of the French Academy in 1933. Among her exhibitions were the Salon d’Automne (1925) and Les Independents (1926) in Paris and in New York at the National Association of Women Artists and the American Woman’s Association in the 1930s. Her papers are in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.


Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. Who Was Who in American Art. Madison, Connecticut: Sound View Press, 1985. p p. 523 (Robinson) and 286 (Hoffman).

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