Code 914-7 Signed Antique Sheep Painting by Derians
Oil on Canvas, 19th Century
This signed antique French oil on canvas painting (signed lower left A. Derians) depicts a peaceful pastoral scene featuring a sheepherder, his flock, and his dog. They appear to be in a pasture following a somewhat worn path surrounded by trees on either side. In the distance there are low hills. Derian was a specialist in animal scenes in the taste of the Barbizon School. His paintings were principally of herds of sheep and cows. The gilt shaped rectangular frame features shells, flowers, acanthus leaves and c-scrolls.
CONDITION: Good. Minor small flecks of black paint on the sky portion. Frame: Rubs, blemishes, minor age separations and minor losses of paint..
H=36, W=46 1/4