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Syrian Goats

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1905

Artist:

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925)

About this artwork

John Singer Sargent painted this study of a rocky, sundrenched pasture, featuring a herd of goats and a single figure at top left, during a visit to the Middle East in 1905–6. The trip included stays in what is now Syria and Jordan as well as Jerusalem. The artist traveled to the region in search of subject matter for a different kind of project—a long-term and large-scale mural commission. Sargent nevertheless found time for landscape painting during the trip and thereafter focused with new energy on such plein air depictions of the natural world.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

John Singer Sargent

Title

Syrian Goats

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Made 1905

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

55.9 × 71.2 cm (22 × 28 in.)

Credit Line

Anonymous loan

Reference Number

Obj: 240973

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