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Shearing Sheep

1852–53

Jean-François Millet, French, 1814–1875 French


Dimensions

40.7 x 24.8 cm (16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1489

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Lower right: J. F. Millet

Provenance

About 1853, purchased from the artist by William Morris Hunt, Boston; 1874, sold by Hunt through Doll and Richards, Boston, to 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