As I continue to research my Tattie Bogle project I am amazed at every turn how deep and rich the history is. Who would have thought that what we think of as the simple scarecrow would be the subject of so many beautiful works of art? I am particularly fond of Gebler's sheep! Though, sadly, I haven't found any Scarecrow With Goats paintings! Probably because the goats ate the scarecrow before the
artist could capture the moment!
At any rate, I could post here forever on the subject!
Here are a few of my favorites.
SHEEP REGARDING A SCARECROW
Friedrich Otto Gebler 1893
FAIR EXCHANGE IS NO ROBBERY
William Sydney Mount 1865
Andrew Wyeth 1955
SATURDAY EVENING POST
Norman Rockwell 1936
I love these works!