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
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.
Bright Scene of Cattle near Stream
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22 1/4 x 36 1/4 in. (56.5 x 92.1 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Melvin and H. Alan Frank from the Frank Family Collection
- Animal – cattle
- Landscape – river
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