Robert William Vonnoh, American, 1858-1933. This oil on canvas is signed and dated upper right "Vonnoh 1906". The painting is in excellent condition with one small repair about 1" long. The painting measures 30" by 24" and is in a 4 1/2" gold leaf frame. Provenance: Private Midwest Collection, Stair Gallery, Sotheby's Auction, Private East Coast Collection. Portraits of his wife and other ladies of this quality start at $35,000 and go up to $72,000. He started his art studies at the Massachusetts Normal Art School in Boston, and continued his education at the Academie Julian in Paris. Vonnoh was one of the first of the Americans artists to be deeply influenced by the Impressionist movement. Vonnoh is remembered as an influential teacher as well, having taught Robert Henri and Maxfield Parrish at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. A frequent visitor and resident of France, Robert Vonnoh died in Nice in 1933. His exhibition record is extensive including Paris Salon, 1883 & Paris Expo, PAFA Ann 1883-1884,& Corocon Biennials. His work is in the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum and the Chicago Art Institute among many others. He is listed in Who was Who in American Art, and is included in American Art at the 19th c Paris Salons, Art in Conn: The Impressionist Years, Conn and American Impression, Falks Exhibition Records. His paintings sell for up to $120,000.