Landscape with Sheep

image for Landscape with Sheep
Luce Center Label
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.
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
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n.d.
Object number
1983.95.168
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Sol and Lillian Koffler
Artist
Robert S. Duncanson, born Seneca County, NY 1821/22-died Detroit, MI 1872
Topic
Landscape\mountain
Animal\sheep
Landscape\lake
Landscape\time\sunset
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
32 1/4 x 44 1/8 in. (81.9 x 112.1 cm.)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Painting