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Return to the Fold Notions Bag - Makers' Exclusive



This zippered notions bag features a reproduction of Anton Mauve's painting, The Return to the Fold. It is in the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Made of soft yet sturdy and washable suede-like polyester, this zippered bag is designed, printed, and sewn in our Kent, WA shop.


Title: The Return to the Fold

Artist: Anton Mauve (Dutch, Zaandam 1838–1888 Arnhem)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Painting Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 33 7/8 in. (50.2 x 86 cm)

Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913


About the artist:
A leading member of the Hague school (the Dutch counterpart to the Barbizon school of painters in France), Mauve painted everyday subjects drawn from his local landscape in southwest Holland. This work depicts one of Mauve’s favorite and most popular subjects, a shepherd and his flock. Prices varied depending on whether the picture featured "sheep coming," or, as here, the slightly less expensive "sheep going." Vincent van Gogh, who was the cousin of Mauve’s wife, studied with Mauve in the winter of 1881–82, and admired him as "a great interpreter of the fine gray Dutch countryside."


Learn more about the artwork HERE