A signed oil on canvas by American artist Carleton Wiggins, a pastoral landscape in the impressionist manner, with a small flock of grazing sheep. John Carleton Wiggins (American, 1848-1932) was a pastoral landscape painter, born in Turner, Orange County, New York 1848, raised in Brooklyn. Although there are no existing records of his attendance, between 1866 to 1880 Wiggins art was shown at the National Academy of Design’s annual exhibitions. He was elected as an Associate member in 1890 and became an Academician in 1906. Wiggins spent several years painting and studying in Europe and England circa 1880s, but it was in Barbizon and Fontainebleau where he developed his plein-air painting technique. He was awarded a medal from the Paris Salon in 1894, exhibiting regularly at London’s Royal Academy. Later he primarily lived in New York, working in a studio in Greenwich Village, and in 1904, moved to Old Lyme, Connecticut. Wiggins was founder of the Old Lyme Art American Impressionist colony. He is featured in several collections and major museums, including the National Gallery of Art, Lotus Club, Corcoran Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Carleton Wiggins died in 1932, in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Framed – H 31.5 in (79 cm) x W 36 in (92 cm) x D 3 in (8 cm)
Sight – H 25 in (63.5 cm) x W 30 in (76 cm)