From panoramic mountain ranges to close studies of graceful trees around a pond, artists display limitless perceptions and preferences in creating landscape art. Some focus on nearby scenes, while others travel great distances to observe particular locales. For collectors, these paintings were surrogates of nature, bringing the outdoors inside. The nature they depict ranges from wild to domesticated. Here the sheep are a telltale clue that the woods and meadow are not far from a town.