Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1817-1878

Title of Work

Le Berger et la Bergere

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Date of Work

1874

Medium

Etching

Signature

Lower right

Height

18 3/4"

Width

15"

Depth

2 1/4"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: R13

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

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.

Additional Information

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.

Condition

Very good

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