Shepherdess with Her Flock  1863

by Jean-François Millet

Bergère avec son troupeau

vers 1863

Calm, serenity and harmony triumph in this painting. Wearing a woollen cape and a red hood, the young shepherdess (perhaps the painter's own daughter) is standing in front of her flock. She is knitting, looking down at her work. In a monotonous landscape stretching, unbroken, to the horizon, she is alone with her ...

81 x 101 cm
Oil on canvas
© Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt