Seated Shepherdess

Image credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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This fresh oil study dates from the late 1840s. It may have been inspired by an incident seen in the Forest of Fontainebleau around Barbizon, where Millet moved to from Paris in 1849. Formerly in the distinguished collection of Henri Rouart, this work was purchased by Margaret Davies in 1912 and was given away shortly before her death in 1963.

Seated Shepherdess


mid-19th C


oil on board


H 18.6 x W 24.3 cm

Accession number

NMW A 585

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, 1991

Work type


Inscription description

Label: (verso) LENT BY MISS MARGARET S. DAVIES GREGYNOG HALL NEWTOWN J.F. MILLET "SHEPHERDESS" Label: (verso) J.F Millet, Paysan (?) Stencil: (verso) 1490 (?) Stencil: (verso) 1568 Signed: (bottom right) J.F M Date: none


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