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Sheep Returning to the Barn
  • Heinrich Johann von Zügel
    1850–1941
    active: Germany
  • Sheep Returning to the Barn, circa 1880
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • oil on panel
  • Canvas/Support: 26.7 x 43.8 cm
    Canvas/Support: 10 1/2 x 17 1/4 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1975.0057
Description

Sheep and figure in a landscape. Sheep and lambs from bottom right to top left. Foliage in top right quadrant. Full-length older man top left holding a white lamb in his proper left arm. He is bearded, wearing a hat, and smoking a pipe. He is standing outside a barn that the sheep are entering. In his proper right arm he holds a ladder.