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Shepherdess Seated in the Shade

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Inscription

Lower left: J. F. Millet

Provenance

1872, from the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris and London [see note 1]. By 1877, Alfred Sensier, Paris; December 10, 1877, Sensier Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 49, to Vendier. Mr. I. Montaignac, Paris. By 1890, Alexander Young, London [see note 2]. Messrs. Boussod Valadon & Co, Paris; sold by Boussod Valadon to Edward Brandus, New York; March 29-30, 1905, Brandus Sale, Fifth Avenue Galleries, New York, 189, to Eugène Fischoff, Paris for $24,100. By 1908, Robert Dawson Evans (b. 1843 - d. 1909), Boston [see note 3]; 1909, by inheritance to Mrs. Robert Dawson Evans (Maria Antoinette Hunt) (b. 1845 - d. 1917), Boston; 1917, bequest of Mrs. Robert Dawson Evans for the Robert Dawson Evans Collection. (Accession date: November 1, 1917) Notes: [1] According to notes in the curatorial file, in a letter from Millet to Durand-Ruel (April 5, 1872), the artist indicates that the painting is finished and can be collected. [2] Young lent the painting in 1896 to the Royal Academy, Old Masters Exhibition, Glasgow, no. 55. [3] Evans lent the painting in 1908 to the Copley Society, The French School of 1830 Exhibition, Boston, no. 39; in 1915 to the MFA, Evans Memorial Galleries Opening Exhibition, Boston; and in 1916 to the Cleveland Museum, Inaugural Exhibition, Cleveland, no. 18.

Credit Line

Robert Dawson Evans Collection

1872

Catalogue Raisonné

Murphy 147

Dimensions

65.4 x 54.9 cm (25 3/4 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.3235

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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