Landscape with Cows and Sheep

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1845-1855

GUSN

GUSN-67200

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

landscapes (representations)
paintings (visual works)
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Picture
Landscape
Landscape

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)

Location of Origin

Milton, MA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

37 1/4 x 47 3/8 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1946.10

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Milton (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Probably