Shepherdess and Child

Young Peasant Woman and her Son

about 1765–67
François Boucher (French, 1703–1770)


Overall: 25.6 x 29cm (10 1/16 x 11 7/16 in.) Framed: 49.8 x 53.3 cm (19 5/8 x 21 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black and white chalk on brown (formerly blue) paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Lower r. in ink : F Boucher
On mount, blind stamp FR (F. Renaud, 18th c. mounter, Lugt 1042)


With François Renaud, Boucher's mat maker, blind stamp on mount (Lugt 1042); possibly in the artist's possession and in his estate sale, February, 18, 1771, and following days, part of lot 389; possibly J-B-P. Le Brun sale, December 23, 1771, and following days, lot 10; to Chariot ; [probably A. Greverath, Hôtel des Ventes, Paris, 7 April 1856, lot no. 62]; [M. Knoedler and Co.]; Wildenstein and Co., New York; from whom purchased by Forsyth Wickes (1876-1964, New York, Paris, Rhode Island), 1946; his bequest to MFA, 1965.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection