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Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Charles Francois Daubigny was a painter born in 1817 in Paris, France. A leading member of the Barbizon School, Daubigny rebelled against the conventions of his era by leaving his urban studio and traveling out into the countryside to paint directly from nature. His prints of peaceful pastoral scenes were especially popular among middle class city-dwellers who seldom got to experience such views in person.
The title translates from French as "Shepherd and Shepherdess." The etching depicts a Shepherd and Shepherdess sitting under a tree with their sheep while the forest stretches out behind them.