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Shepherdesses Watching a Flight of Wild Geese

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Inscription

Lower right: J. F. Millet

Provenance

1866, commissioned from the artist by Emile Gavet; June 11-12, 1875, sold by Gavet at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, no. 24, and bought by David. By 1917, 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: March 29, 1917)

Credit Line

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

1866

Dimensions

57.2 x 41.9 cm (22 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17.1512

Medium or Technique

Pastel and black conté crayon on beige wove paper

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Pastels