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Shepherd and Shepherdess

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A seated shepherd offers with outstretched arms a floral garland to a shepherdess seated at his side who pulls away. Three sheep lie at her feet; a hat decorated with a bow on its turned-up brim and a crook lie beside the shepherd's extended right leg. A hollow tree trunk rises at the center...

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Inscription

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Marks

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Provenance

Jas. A. Lewis & Son, New York; 1949, Jas. A. Lewis & Son sold to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

Le Berger Galant

French, about 1750

Dimensions

Overall: 22.3 x 21.4 x 20 cm (8 3/4 x 8 7/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1872

Medium or Technique

Glazed soft-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain