Shepherdess Sitting at the Edge of the Forest

about 1848–49
Jean-François Millet (French, 1814–1875)


Catalogue Raisonné

Murphy 13

Dimensions

32.4 x 24.7 cm (12 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1484

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Lower right: J. F. Millet

Provenance

About 1853, sold by the artist to William Morris Hunt (b. 1824 - d. 1879), Boston; 1874, sold by Hunt to Doll and Richards, Boston, for Quincy Adams Shaw (b. 1825 - d. 1908), Boston; 1917, gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr. and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917)

Credit Line

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