Farm Animals in the Shade of a Tree

painting by Karel DujardinCompleted in 1656, this landscape painting by the Flemish painter Karl Dujardin (1622-1678) features a group of farm animals sitting under a group of trees on a sunny day. The painting includes a cow, a donkey, sheep, goats and some dogs playing with a boy and a herdswoman. Under a pretty blue sky, the people an animals seem to have found a quite pretty and scenic spot on a hill.

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