Václav Radimský is from the generation of artists that in the last third of the 19th century left for France to study painting. Radimský won both public and critical acclaim at the exhibitions in the metropolis. In 1894, he relocated to Giverny, thus approximating Claude Monet, the main representative of impressionism, whose work strongly affected him. At the end of the 19th century, Radimský experienced success in Prague as well; his painting The Old Mill in Giverny was purchased at his exhibition in the Rudolfinum. At the same time, his paintings provoked a profound discussion about impressionism in the Czech milieu.