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Shepherdess Knitting, outside the Village of Barbizon

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Inscription

Lower right: J. F. Millet

Provenance

Possibly M. Atger. March 12, 1874, sold at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, no. 80. By 1917, Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston; 1917, given to the MFA by Quincy Adams Shaw through Quicny 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

about 1860–62

Dimensions

40 x 29 cm (15 3/4 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1494

Medium or Technique

Pastel over black conté crayon on laid paper, originally blue, now aged to cream

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Pastels