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Cows in a Pond at Sunset

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1860

Artist:

Sanford Robinson Gifford
American, 1823–1880

About this artwork

Landscape painter Sanford Robinson Gifford portrayed the glowing light of sunset with brief brushstrokes and a limited, terracotta palette in this small oil sketch. With gradated bands of color, the artist captured the transitory moment’s golden, expansive sky and its reflection on the watering hole below. The bucolic scene evokes the tranquility and romance of nature. Across the pond, a home in the wilderness indicates man’s harmonious relation to the land.

Status

On View, Gallery 176

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Sanford Robinson Gifford

Title

Cows in a Pond at Sunset

Origin

New York

Date

1860

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

signed, lower left in wet paint: "SR Gifford '60"

Dimensions

19.1 × 35.9 cm (7 1/2 × 14 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior acquisition of the Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1988.317

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