A Swedish pastoral oil on canvas sheep painting created by Swedish artist Friedrich Rudolph von Frisching (1833-1906), set inside a giltwood frame. This exquisite Swedish painting of horizontal format features a flock of sheep peacefully grazing along a pasture, crossed by a stream. Bathed in a light with purple accents that evokes the end of an afternoon, this scene exudes a definite serenity. Back in the distance, a shepherd dressed in blue is keeping an eye on his flock. The position of the sheep, placed directly in front of us, establishes a sense of proximity with the viewer. The light cast on their backs creates a lovely contrast, accentuated by the Impressionistic treatment of the foreground. Set inside a beautifully carved giltwood frame, this Swedish painting is signed and dated (’93) lower left.
H 28.5 in. x W 48.25 in. x D 3 in.
H 72.39 cm x W 122.56 cm x D 7.62 cm