Lot 360
John Joseph Enneking (American, 1841-1916), Sheep at Pasture
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), unsigned, inscribed to top stretcher "Sheep pasture at (illegible)" and numbered 139 to verso of canvas, presented in a later period appropriate gilt frame.

Stretcher size 18 x 24 in.; Frame dimensions 25 x 31 in.

Private Collection, North Carolina
M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Art, Memphis, Tennessee

This painting was vetted for inclusion in the artist's catalogue raisonné compiled by Patricia Jobe Pierce.

John Joseph Enneking is considered America's foremost impressionist painter. After studying lithography in Boston, he traveled to Europe where he studied first in Munich and then Paris. It was in Paris during the early 1870s that he was introduced to and befriended Charles Daubigny, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre Renoir, Jean-François Millet, and Camille Pissaro.

Enneking returned to Boston in 1876 extolling the brilliance of the French impressionists. He set up a studio next to Childe Hassam and George Fuller and was a fixture on the Boston art scene. He exhibited frequently throughout his life, showing works at the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago.

No evidence of retouch visible under UV light; minor scattered areas of paint loss; cleaned and ready for display.

$1,000 - 2,000