Artist: William Keith (Scottish-American, 1838-1911)
Signed: W. Keith 11-88, lower right.
Subject: Pastoral scene. Cattle at water, barn, figure and dog beneath a tree.
Date: 1888.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Mounted in gilt frame with old label from frame shop located in San Francisco.


Dimensions (height x width):
12" x 29 1/2" (image sight)
18" x 35 3/4" (frame)


Provenance: This item is on consignment to Canvas & Kiln from the current owner, whose parents purchased it in 1979 at Saake's Art Gallery in Oakland, CA. Buyer will receive this receipt with their purchase.


Condition: Overall craquelure, and it appears the canvas has been reinforced at back with a brown paste. Please see photos for detail. Frame has normal wear consistent with age.


About the artist: William Keith is associated with the American Barbizon School and is known for his Tonalist California landscapes. His work can be found in many museums including:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
de Young Museum, San Francisco
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

1888 William Keith Original American Barbizon Pastoral Oil on Canvas

  • American Barbizon School, Tonalist

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