Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Vintage Sheep Picture

I'm linking this post with Colorado Lady for "Vintage Thingie Thursday"
Please visit her blog to see the other participants.

I've always been attracted to pictures of sheep. I don't know if it's the country feeling about them or the peacefulness that pastoral scenes seem to bring.
This old picture I got a long time ago. I'm not sure if it was at an auction or an estate sale. I don't remember having it in my antique shop so it must have been since then.
It's a print dated 1901 but any signature of the artist is covered up with the matt.

It's quite detailed when you see it.
And it has a barn, chickens, sheep and a dog! What's not to love.

I've never taken it apart because I'm afraid the paper is too fragile. As you can see the back is made with wide planks.

There's Mama and her little lambs.

I guess that could be an Australian shepherd keeping watch.

The frame is old and chipped but still usable. I'm just deciding where I should hang it. It's been shoved back in the closet too long.


  1. I think it's a lovely picture Shirley. You're quite right, it needs to be hung up and enjoyed.

  2. You can tell it is very old and fragile. It definitely is a very nice piece.

  3. I Too Love pictures of any kind of animals AND sheep are such a warm subject! I LOVE your picture and agree "You MUST hang it in a prominent place"...Be sure to show us when you do... Have a wonderful week,
    Hugs to you, Donna

  4. Just wonderful Shirley!

    Susan and Bentley

  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh - I LOVE this!!! What a great old print, lucky you! Happy Thursday - Tanya

  6. I am so jealous, I love this print. I would definetly hang it.

  7. What a lovely print. That frame is delightful. I love the back, that is great that it is like it always has been! The details on the print is just amazing. Happy VTT!

  8. That should not be in a closet, Shirley! It's beautiful! And I COULD NOT BELIEVE that you got more SNOW!!!! Hang the picture & then snuggle near it!...:)JP

  9. My son just bought a print of this exact picture in Corona, CA. His looks like it has been slightly cropped. If you ever find out more about it, we would love to read more info about its origins. You made our day.

  10. The artists name is printed in the top horizonal piece of wood on the barn door. We have yet to figure out the name on my son's print...


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