Cattle Grazing at the Water's Edge
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Artist:   Willem Maris  
Title:   Cattle Grazing at the Water's Edge  
Date:   c.1880-90  
Medium:   Oil on canvas  
Dimensions:   18 1/4 x 22 3/8 in. (46.36 x 56.83 cm) (outer frame) 15 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (39.69 x 49.85 cm) (canvas)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Alan and Phyllis Rusterholz  
Location:   Gallery MS  

The Dutch used windmills to pump salty water out of intricately designed irrigation systems, over dykes, and into the sea. They reclaimed land from marshes in order to graze cattle on their cheese and dairy farms.

Name:   Maris, Willem  
Nationality:   Dutch  
Life Dates:   Dutch, 1844 - 1910  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signature Signed in lower right: [Willem Maris]  
Classification:   Paintings  
Physical Description:   Cows near stream in meadow landscape; windmill in distance; guilded gold frame  
Creation Place:   Europe, Netherlands, , ,  
Accession #:   2010.108  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts