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Cows Watering

Item

Title

Cows Watering

Creator

William Hart
American, b. Scotland, 1823–1894

Date

1877

Materials

Graphite and gouache on paper

Description

In the last decades of the nineteenth century, no American artist, except perhaps his younger brother James MacDougal Hart, pictured bovine subjects as often as William Hart. As a landscape painter, he became distinguished for depicting pastures where cows graze or drink. Hart remarked on this abiding interest in 1887, “I love my cattle, but they bow my spirit low. How is it possible to do them justice!”

Source

The John Driscoll American Drawings Collection

Identifier

2018.135

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses may not be permitted.