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Landscape with Cows and Sheep

1946.10 (RS32644)

Description

Landscape with cows and sheep at brook, harvesting in distance at left.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": Thomas Hewes Hinckley was a successful “niche” artist, who spent most of his career painting prized cattle and favorite sporting dogs for the region's gentlemen farmers. This painting, which belonged to the Beebe family of Boston, Massachusetts, shows a typical rolling New England landscape. Across a hayfield in the distance stands an early framed farmhouse with a seventeenth-century overhang. In an age of factories and growing dependence on the machine, Hinckley painted an idealized image of a pastoral New England that was becoming ever more deeply entrenched in the region's psyche.
Maker
Hinckley, Thomas Hewes, 1813-1896 (Artist)
Date
1845-1855
Location of origin
Milton, MA, USA
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Milton (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
canvas
Landscape
landscapes (representations)
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Dimensions
37 1/4 x 47 3/8 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1946.10
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
67200

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