River Landscape

Joshua Shaw (1776 - 1860)

Oil on canvas

1807
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Luxembourg
    City: Luxembourg
    Place: British Embassy

    As two cattle rest on a riverbank, a woman herder has apparently approached to move them on. The surrounding landscape is painted in the artist’s typically muted tones, predominately grey-browns and umber. The scene, which includes a gnarled tree and the ruins of an Italianate building, is bathed in a soft, warm light.

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    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    River Landscape
    Date
    1807
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 74.00 cm, width: 102.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Agnew's, August 1964
    Inscription
    bcr: J.Shaw. 1807
    Provenance
    With Agnew’s Gallery, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in August 1964
    GAC number
    6647