Bright Scene of Cattle near Stream

  • Edward Mitchell Bannister, Bright Scene of Cattle near Stream, n.d., oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Melvin and H. Alan Frank from the Frank Family Collection, 1983.104.2

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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.

Title
Bright Scene of Cattle near Stream
Artists
Date
n.d.
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
22 1/4 x 36 1/4 in. (56.5 x 92.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Melvin and H. Alan Frank from the Frank Family Collection

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – cattle
  • Landscape – river
Object Number
1983.104.2
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