Julius Ibbetson

A Rustic Scene with Sheep and Shepherds

A Rustic Scene with Sheep and Shepherds by Julius Ibbetson

Artwork Detail

Ibbetson did a series of rural scenes while staying at the Lake District in old age, often using trees to frame groups of rustic figures in the centre of the composition in a picturesque manner. Like the Pied Piper, the shepherd boy plays his horn while the sheep dog and shepherdess scamper after straying members of the flock.

A Rustic Scene with Sheep and Shepherds
Julius Ibbetson
Production date
circa 1800-circa 1810
oil on canvas
393 x 495 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs A M MacNeill, 1962
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
On display

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