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Pastoral Scene: Shepherd with a Pipe and a Girl

Photo credit: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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This painting was executed by Boucher in 1763 and later exhibited at the Salon of 1765. It depicts two young shepherds at the edge of a wood. This work is a fine example of the kind of playful pastoral scene which would become the hallmark of Boucher's art and eventually of the whole Rococo period.

Pastoral Scene: Shepherd with a Pipe and a Girl




oil on canvas


H 67.3 x W 55.8 cm

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bequeathed by Mrs Julia Anne Bonnor, 1901

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