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Artist
Raphael Lewisohn
Title
Pasturage in the Dunes
Date
c. 1897 - 1907
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
Canvas: 45 5/8 × 35 1/4 inches (115.9 × 89.5 cm)Framed: 46 7/8 × 36 3/8 × 2 1/4 inches (119.1 × 92.4 × 5.7 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Museum purchase.
Accession Number
1907.9
In this painting, a young goatherd is shown seated on the dunes in the foreground, immersed in her tatting, her goats grazing behind her and the sea barely visible on the horizon. The Telfair’s fine arts advisor, Gari Melchers, purchased Pasturage in the Dunes for the museum’s permanent collection in 1907. Melchers lived and worked in the small Dutch fishing village of Egmond from 1884 to 1915; this work must have appealed to Melchers for both it vivid coloration and its Dutch subject.