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Portrait of a Cow

Carleton Wiggins (American, 1848-1932) 

Oil on Wood

13.75"W x 3"D x 10"H


Carleton Wiggins was a pastoral landscape painter in the Tonalist style. As his main subjects, Wiggins frequently depicted cattle, solidly and realistically portrayed. In 1848 he was born to the painter Guy Wiggins and his wife Adelaide in Turners (now Harriman), New York, west of the Hudson River. Eventually his family moved to Brooklyn where he was raised. After realizing he had neither interest nor talent for the business world,