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Landscape with a bearded shepherd reclining with his head supported by his left arm. In the foreground are long-horned cattle and sheep, standing in and drinking from a stream or pool. Above the shepherd is a building in an advanced state of ruin, perhaps the same church or abbey in the equivalent painting of this pair. In the distance is a towered building and beyond the clouds are pink, as if at sunset.

The Royal Society



Rustic Landscape with Shepherd and Animals


17th C


oil on panel


H 307 x W 307 cm

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purchased, 1993

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