Untitled (cows descending hillside)

  • Edward Mitchell Bannister, Untitled (cows descending hillside), 1881, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Louis Glaser, 1983.95.93

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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)

Title
Untitled (cows descending hillside)
Artists
Date
1881
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
11 1/8 x 12 1/8 in. (28.3 x 30.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Louis Glaser

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female
  • Animal – cattle
  • Landscape – time – sunset
Object Number
1983.95.93
Palette
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