Landscape with Sheep

  • Robert S. Duncanson, Landscape with Sheep, n.d., oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Sol and Lillian Koffler, 1983.95.168

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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.

Title
Landscape with Sheep
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Dimensions
32 1/4 x 44 1/8 in. (81.9 x 112.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Sol and Lillian Koffler

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – sheep
  • Landscape – time – sunset
  • Landscape – lake
  • Landscape – mountain
Object Number
1983.95.168
Palette
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