Shepherdess Knitting, outside the Village of Barbizon

about 1860–62
Jean-François Millet (French, 1814–1875)


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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Pastels

Inscription

Lower right: J. F. Millet

Provenance

Possibly M. Atger [see note 1]; March 12, 1874, anonymous (Atger) sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 80. Quincy Adams Shaw (b. 1825 - d. 1908), Boston; 1917, gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy A. Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917)

NOTES:
[1] Possibly French collector Xavier Atger, Montpellier

Credit Line

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