An English early 19th century painting of the Italian countryside. This English painting depicts a traditional scene of animals in a country setting. The careful composition places two trees close to the center of the piece while another set of trees is located in the foreground to the left, closer to the viewer. Nearby, a variety of animals, including oxen, goats and sheep populate the stream. The animals are being herded by a single shepherd and his dog, standing on the near bank. This is a very peaceful scene, which plays out under a brilliant blue sky with white and gray clouds. In the background are depicted the buildings. On the right, an old Italian home. On the left, a medieval construction with a round tower. This beautiful English painting circa 1800-1820 is set in a rectangular giltwood frame with gadrooned motifs. Its serene presence would make it a great addition to any wall.
53 x 38 hi