Landscape with Sheep
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- Landscape with Sheep was inspired by the countryside around Robert S. Duncanson’s home in Cincinnati. He painted domestic scenes of farmland to emphasize the beauty and perfection of nature and its relationship to man. In this image he created a gentle landscape bathed in soft pinks and yellows to create an intimate, enticing view. Scenes like this would have been popular with nineteenth-century Americans, who felt cut off from nature as more and more land was taken by industry.
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Robert S. Duncanson, born Seneca County, NY 1821/22-died Detroit, MI 1872
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Sol and Lillian Koffler
- oil on canvas
- 32 1/4 x 44 1/8 in. (81.9 x 112.1 cm.)
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