Bright Scene of Cattle near Stream
n.d. Edward Mitchell Bannister Born: St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 1828 Died: Providence, Rhode Island 1901 oil on canvas 22 1/4 x 36 1/4 in. (56.5 x 92.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Melvin and H. Alan Frank from the Frank Family Collection 1983.104.2 Not currently on view
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Although he never traveled abroad, Edward Bannister was influenced by nineteenth-century French landscape paintings from the Barbizon school. The Barbizon artists rejected the position held by the conservative French Academy, which did not consider landscape painting a noteworthy facet of art. In Bright Scene of Cattle near Stream, Bannister painted a peaceful view of three cattle grazing in a lush field, celebrating the beauty and majesty of nature in bucolic settings.
Animal - cattle
Landscape - river
paint - oil
fabric - canvas