Elihu Vedder (American, 1836-1923)
Hillside with Sheep, Perugia
Signed "Copyright 1899 by E. Vedder" l.l.
Oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 34 in. (62.2 x 86.4 cm), framed (possibly in a liner).
Condition: Lined, stretcher replaced, varnish discoloration, varnish inconsistencies, craquelure, two small punctures u.r., scattered small paint losses.
N.B. Alongside the symbolic and allegorical subjects for which he is most recognized, Elihu Vedder painted more freely executed Italian landscapes after moving permanently to Rome in 1866. This painting may be Hillside wtih Sheep—Perugia, alternatively titled Sheep in Umbria, which is recorded as #80890374 in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture.
Small transfer of gold leaf to u.l. in tree.
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