This work was fashioned brilliantly with perfect use of light and dark contrasts. This genre
painting depicts the men and boys at task; the artist captured a moment in time with
honor and grace. The muscled plow horses are skillfully developed as they are directed;
the artist works effortlessly, his keen appreciation for his subjects reflects a sensitive,
superbly balanced work of art.
"Plowing was an art form requiring skills, just as any other expression of art. The men
found it relaxing and enjoyable, and - comes at a time of year when the weather and
changing seasons make the job a pleasure." cc Rural Heritage.
Framed: 21 1/8 x 25 1/8 in
Sight: 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 in
This painting remains vibrant and bold. There are no tears or pinholes. This painting was
probably cleaned and varnished about 100 years ago. The frame is of the period and is
in original age-related condition, the gilding is tarnished and foxed.
Please see all photos as they are a part of the description.
We are happy to provide additional photos (hopefully without the glare)