Richard Redgrave, 'Sweet Summertime - Sheep in Wotton Meadows'

Richard Redgrave, 'Sweet Summertime - Sheep in Wotton Meadows'

Richard Redgrave
'Sweet Summertime - Sheep in Wotton Meadows'
England
1869
Museum no. 232-1885

This oil painting depicts an idyllic English rural landscape with sheep and a shepherd. It is set on a hazy summers day when even the shepherd appears to have no cares in the world. Sheep are often used to re-enforce the picturesque quality of views of the English countryside.