Young Shepherdess  1873

by Jean-François Millet

Jean-François Millet was a prominent realist painter associated with the Barbizon school in rural France. The Barbizon school consisted of a group of artists who painted rural landscapes and farm life themes creating soft forms with loose brushstrokes. [br] Millet’s painting “The Young Shepherdess” is an example of how painters reused their materials when in short supply...
162 x 113 cm (63 3/4 x 44 1/2 in.)
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston