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Oxen frightened by a storm, (painting)

Artist:
Schmitson, T.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 350 (Sale info: For Sale).
Some farm-laborers have gone to the fields, . . . Their team consists of four stout oxen, which draw in pairs. . . . [The] farmers, accompanied by their trusty dog, have reached the field at the slow pace of the vigorous beasts, have left their cloaks . . . on the wagon, in the care of a boy of about nine years, . . . and have gone further into the field for the beginning of their labor. . . . Upon the horizon . . . heavy clouds had already been gathering. . . . suddenly the storm rises higher, and breaks out with fury. The wind chases across the fields, driving towering clouds of dust, sand, straw and dry branches toward the frightened beasts, . . . The lightning flashes around us, . . . and the thunder, . . . now grows deafening in its sharp, rattling claps. Crying and screaming, the forsaken child tries to discover its companions . . . [and] the foaming oxen crowd hither and thither, and at length, at a furious pace, they rush from the field towards the well-known highway.--There, at at crossroad, they turn too quickly towards home, the hinder axle of the wagon strikes against a tree upon the high bank; the heavy shock flings the pole into the air, breaks the chain of the rear ox, who . . . rushes down the bank. . . . The front couple, crowd back, . . . while the dust chases wildly onward in an impenetrable cloud. [P. 31.]
The Exhibition of Paintings of the International Art Institution, 694 Broadway, corner of Fourth Street. Wm. Aufermann, Director. Every painting is For Sale.--Information about prices to be had at the office. New-York: G.B. Teubner, Printer, 10 Spruce Street. 1861.
Artist address: Berlin.
Topic:
Occupation--Farm--Harvesting
Animal--Cattle
Animal--Dog
Landscape--Weather--Storm
Figure male--Child
State of Being--Emotion--Fear
Control number:
AECI 01430350
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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