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Landscape with Goatherd

Artist:
John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London)
Date:
1890–1891
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
24 1/4 x 31 7/8 in. (61.6 x 81 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950
Accession Number:
50.130.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Sargent traveled to Syria and Palestine in 1905–6 to conduct research for a series of ambitious murals for the Boston Public Library. While there, he recorded some of his observations in oil and watercolor sketches. Ultimately, he called on the two media interchangeably, broadly brushing thin, fluid paint over paper or canvas to create instantaneous impressions. This summary glimpse of a commonplace scene is typical of the oils Sargent’s sister Violet (Mrs. Francis Ormond) gave to the Metropolitan in 1950.
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