Sheep Washing

Sheep Washing
Henry John Boddington
October 14, 1811 - April 11, 1865
Artist Biography
Acquisition Number: 57.118
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 18" x 23"
Date: n.d.
Credit: Gift of Mrs. Edward A. Langenbach

Boddington was fond of river scenes and often painted the Thames and other English waterways. “Sheep Washing” depicts the charm of the English countryside. The scene of pasture, trees, river and sheep is subtly lit with dull sunlight as the summer storm approaches. Many of the works of the English Romantic landscape painters show this diffused lighting, a common sight in a country where the sky is often cloudy.