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Title The Sheepfold
Collection Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Hervier, Louis Adolphe (French painter and printmaker, 1818-1879)
Date Earliest possibly about 1845
Date Latest possibly about 1879
Description An indistinct interior reveals sheep in the left foreground, lit from the right. The artist is interested in the geometry of the roof beams. Below, one animal, standing and central, is half illuminated, head casting a shadow. On the left, an angled structure (holding hay or straw) leads the eye into the background. There, a man with hat sits against a wall. The monochromatic colour-scheme, in tones of Rembrandt brown, is only enlivened by tiny white dots describing birds to the left and centre. Aspects of peasant life and farms were frequent in Hervier's graphic work.
Current Accession Number 1/98A
Subject animal (sheep); interior
Measurements 20.3 x 33.6 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Given by Sir William Burrell 1940
Notes The painting was not included in the 1981 catalogue of Perth Museum and Art Gallery.
Rights Owner Reproduced by kind permission of Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland
Author Dr Claudia Heide




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