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Untitled (cows descending hillside)

1881 Edward Mitchell Bannister Born: St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 1828 Died: Providence, Rhode Island 1901 oil on canvas 11 1/8 x 12 1/8 in. (28.3 x 30.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Louis Glaser 1983.95.93 Not currently on view


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During the 1850s and 1860s, Edward Mitchell Bannister visited the Boston Athenaeum, where he likely saw the work of American artist William Morris Hunt, who had painted in the Barbizon woods of France. Hunt’s serene paintings of the French countryside were prized by art collectors and influenced many Boston-area artists, and it is likely that Bannister hoped such scenes would bring him similar success. (Hartigan, Sharing Traditions, 1985)

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Animal - cattle

Figure female

Landscape - time - sunset

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Edward Mitchell Bannister

Born: St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada 1828 Died: Providence, Rhode Island 1901

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