John Gardner Low (American, 1835-1907)
Herder with Ewe and Lamb
Monogram signed, dated, and inscribed "JG Low 1859/PARIS" l.l.
Oil on artist board, 7 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (19.0 x 26.7 cm), framed.
Condition: Frame abrasions, losses u.l., craquelure, retouch, minor surface grime.
Provenance: The collection of Frederic and Jean Scharf, Massachusetts and Florida.
N.B. A native of Chelsea, Low traveled to Paris in 1858 to study painting with Thomas Couture and Constant Troyon. Low went on to found J. and J.G. Low Art Tile Works in Chelsea, Massachusetts, with his father in 1877, and the firm became internationally renowned.
The Collection of Frederic and Jean Sharf
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