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Landscape with cows and sheep at brook, harvesting in distance at left.
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
"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.
Hinckley, Thomas Hewes, 1813-1896 (Artist)
Milton, MA, USA
37 1/4 x 47 3/8 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
Massachusetts (United States)
Milton (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)