19th Century Sheep Painting in Carved Gilt Wood Frame Signed R. L. Johnston
Bring the peaceful charm of the countryside into your home with this oil on canvas painting. Painted circa 1880, this composition is set inside its original gilt wood frame and is signed in the lower right corner by American painter, R.L. Johnson. The picturesque, bucolic painting depicts a pastoral scene with a grassy landscape and sheep grazing. The impressionistic piece is in excellent condition, with well maintained colors. In the painting, the paints are uniquely applied for that suggestive, hazy impressionist style. The composition has a soft palette of pastel colors, and the carved wooden frame features a beautiful and rich patinated gilt finish.
Reuben LeGrande Johnston (1850-1918), was born in Alexandria, Virginia and was a member of Washington Society and world traveler. He was self-taught, but is known to have studied art with Adalbert Volck in Baltimore, Maryland. Although Johnston is best known for his landscapes with animals, he painted portraits and genre scenes. He was well-traveled, visiting France, Spain, England, Tangiers and Morocco, the latter where some of his works were executed. He also traveled to the American west where he painted, notably Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was a member of the Society of Washington Artists (DC), where he exhibited, in addition to the National Academy of Design. Listed in the Benezit.
27″W x 23″H
|Dimensions||27 × 3 × 23 in|
Late 19th Century