An Oil Painting of a Shepherd and his Flock Back by Flemish Artist Henri Matthys
A calming bucolic painting of a shepherd herding his flock of sheep back home at sunset along a country lane assisted by his sheepdog. The painting is presented in a gesso carved gilt wooden frame and is signed H. Matthys at the bottom right hand corner of the canvas.
The rolling hilly landscape with windmills is characteristic of the artists’ Henri Matthys native Flanders. Little is known about the artist unfortunately as he not listed in the usual sources like Benezit but judging by his portfolio through sales in various European auctions, the artist had a special affinity and talent for creating large landscape impressionistic paintings centered around a shepherd with his sheep. This work is totally emblematic of his style.
Dimensions: 40″ x 30″