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Landscape with Sheep

n.d. Robert S. Duncanson Born: New York 1821 Died: Detroit, Michigan 1872 oil on canvas 32 1/4 x 44 1/8 in. (81.9 x 112.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Sol and Lillian Koffler 1983.95.168 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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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.

Keywords

Animal - sheep

Landscape - lake

Landscape - mountain

Landscape - time - sunset

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Robert S. Duncanson

Born: New York 1821 Died: Detroit, Michigan 1872

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