William Otis Bemis (American, 1819-1883)
Cattle at Pasture
Oil on canvas, 25 1/4 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, minor surface grime.
Provenance: From the estate of the artist, Spencer, Massachusetts, by descent through the artist's family, purchased from the family by the current owner.
Handwritten label "From Room 1 - 2nd Floor" affixed to the back of the frame.
Extensive fine retouch to fill craquelure in the foreground, with a few dots of retouch to the sky around the blasted tree at left.
Framed dimensions are 33 x 37 1/2 in.
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