Grazing Sheep on Naushon

Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904)





Dimensions (Framed)

16" x 22"

Dimensions (Artwork)

11" x 17"

Grazing Sheep on Naushon by Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904)

Done in the 1890s when Gifford was producing some of his greatest work.

This watercolor is a very nice pastoral done in the 1890s, when Gifford was producing some of his greatest work. This piece shows grazing sheep on the shores of Naushon – one of the islands in the Elizabeth Islands chain in Buzzards Bay. 

The colors are very bold greens and rust with more than a half dozen sheep on the shore and the ridge. A rocky coastline and blue waters show a sailboat off in the distance under a blue sky. 

The signature is bold, clear and dated 1898. 

The frame is gold leaf with a French line mat.

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