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Landscape with Sheep

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Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 13A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Date
n.d.
Object number
1983.95.168
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.
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.)
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Type
Painting
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk732276d18-6234-43c7-aefb-8e2fadc809f3
Record ID
saam_1983.95.168

Landscape with Sheep

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