Artist: Arthur Dove (American, Canandaigua, New York 1880–1946 Huntington, New York)

Date: 1935

Medium: Oil on canvas with selective varnish

Dimensions: 23 x 31 in. (58.4 x 78.7 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949

Accession Number: 49.70.37


Living on his family farm in Geneva, New York, from 1933 to 1938, Dove frequently drew and painted the local barnyard animals. The goat here is depicted not in naturalistic colors but in the tones of soil, foliage, water, and sky, making the animal seem part of the landscape itself. This painting was first exhibited in 1935, in the artist's annual exhibition of new work at Alfred Stieglitz's New York gallery.