Carleton Wiggins (American, 1848-1932) Landscape of Cows
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JOHN CARLETON WIGGINS (AMERICAN, 1848-1932) LANDSCAPE PAINTING
In oil on canvas in an original gilt frame, signed lower left
Item # 802AKM24A
Characterized by heavy atmosphere and a certain bleary tonalism in the scene, this fine work by John Carleton Wiggins captures a pair of cows in the foreground of a vibrant green pasture. The high-chroma palette is a bit of a departure for Wiggins, who regularly worked in a low saturation palette to better capture the emotion so common in Barbizon School works. It is a very effective color scheme for this smaller work, allowing the scene to truly strike the viewer with vivid bursts of color around the less distinctive bovine. In the distance a handful of cows wander off towards the treeline under a cloudy sky.
Measurements: [frame] 21” W x 3” D x 19” H; [canvas] 12” W x 10” H
Professionally conserved. Inpainting to edges, observable under UV in the corners; tiny hole in painting restored, patched verso with associated inpainting. Light surface craquelure. Original frame with light losses and gilt touch ups, overall remaining in exquisite condition.