Naïve farm scene, “Sheep and Cattle on the Road”, oil on canvas, signed “W.O. Bemis, 1863”. The painting features cows and sheep being herded by men on horses, along with a hay wagon with children riding on top. A storm appears to be approaching in the distance. The painting is in very good condition, with craquelure and a small spot of inpainting along the lower edge.
William Otis Bemis, (1819-1883), was born and lived in Spencer, MA. He was known for his paintings of cattle in a landscape. His work is displayed in the Worcester Art Museum.
Dimensions: 36” x 27½”; Viewed Area: 30” x 21½”
Item No. 180304