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Shepherdess Leaning on her Staff

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Lower right: J F M


Sold by the artist to William Morris Hunt, Boston; sold by Hunt to George Gregerson, Providence, RI; bequest of Gregerson to his sister, Miss Gregerson; by 1898, sold by Miss Gregerson to Robert C. Vose Galleries, Boston [ see note 1]; 1907, sold by Vose Galleries to Robert Dawson Evans (b. 1843 - d. 1909), Boston; 1909, by inheritance to Mrs. Robert Dawson Evans (Maria Antoinette Hunt) (b. 1845 - d. 1917), Boston; 1917, bequest of Mrs. Robert Dawson Evans to the MFA. (Accession date: November 1, 1917) Notes: [1] Vose Galleries lent the painting in 1898 to the Worcester Art Museum, First Loan Exhibition, no. 151.

Credit Line

Robert Dawson Evans Collection

about 1852–53

Catalogue Raisonné

Murphy 27


29.2 x 21.9 cm (11 1/2 x 8 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas