The Sheepfold, Moonlight  1860

by Jean-François Millet

Oil on panel, H: 17 13/16 x W: 24 15/16 in. (45.3 x 63.4 cm) [br] Acquired by William T. Walters, 1884-1887 Description: In this nocturnal scene, the waning moon throws a mysterious light across the plain extending between the villages of Barbizon and Chailly. Millet was recorded as saying of the solitary shepherd: Oh, how I wish I could make those who see my work fee...
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