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Shepherdess and Flock at Sunset

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Inscription

Lower right: J. F. Millet

Provenance

Commissioned from the artist by Emile Gavet; June 11-12, 1875, sold by Gavet at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, no. 64, and bought by Détrimont (probably for Quincy Adams Shaw). Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston; 1917, given to the MFA by Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy A. Shaw, Jr. and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton (Accession Date: Mrach 29, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton

1868–70

Dimensions

36.8 x 44.5 cm (14 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17.1517

Medium or Technique

Pastel and black conté crayon on wove paper, originally off-white, aged to dark cream

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Pastels