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Sheep at Pasture, oil on panel | John Carleton Wiggins (American, 1848-1932)

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JOHN CARLETON WIGGINS (AMERICAN, 1848-1932)
Sheep at Pasture, signed lower right Carleton Wiggins 1886
Item # 806BVE19P


A small and very attractive Barbizon oil painting of a cluster of sheep wandering through a green pasture beneath large oak trees under cloudy skies, the scene is typical of Carleton Wiggins with a bleary impressionism that captures the scene and animal figures technically while imbuing a certain dreamy quality to the moment.  There is some beautiful work with the sunlight in this painting, as the light breaks through the heavy cloud cover to light the seven sheep just before the largest of trees.  We have several works by Carleton Wiggins in the shop presently and always admire his ability to convey nostalgia for nature, peaceful times and simplicity.

Measurements:  14 3/8 W x 1 3/4 D x 12 1/4 H [frame]; 10 5/8 W x 8 1/2 H [panel]

Condition Report:
Cleaned in the last decade, some flaring under UV in lower left and right corners from possible inpainting; other scattered specks of touch up.  Contemporary frame with minor wear.