An original antique oil painting showing a shepherd with his sheeps and cows resting on a pond. Painted in oil on wood, signed Huebner. A great original Biedermeier style painting of the 19th centuy. Good condition, frame renewed.
The Biedermeier period runs parallel to the Romantic period and both are characterized by similar features. Domesticity, closeness to nature, folksiness and need for harmony are buzzwords of this time. The focus is on the simple, the conservative and the tried and tested. There is little experimentation and more observation and enjoyment. The art style is kept very realistic and shows great similarity to photography. Domestic idyllic representations, beautiful landscape and impressive portraits are the most popular topics for oil paintings until the end of the 19th century.
Width: 22.05" (56 cm)
Height: 17.91" (45.5 cm)
Depth: 1.18" (3 cm)
Inside width: 15.16" (38.5 cm)
Inside height: 11.22" (28.5 cm)