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Anton Mauve

Return of the Flock

Artist

Anton Mauve
Zaandam, Netherlands, 1838 – Arnhem 1888

Title

Return of the Flock

Date

About 1860-1865

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

49.5 x 80 cm

Credits

William John and Agnes Learmont Bequest, inv. 1909.576

Collection

Western Art

Anton Mauve taught and painted with Vincent van Gogh, whose cousin he married. Mauve’s predilection for pastoral subjects results from both the revival of interest in seventeenth-century Dutch painting and French Realism. Distinct from his predecessors and contemporaries, he distinguished himself by his adept ability to render not only landscapes, but also sheep, a subject that met with great success in the North American art market.

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