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The Young Shepherdess

Jean-Francois Millet

The Young Shepherdess

Jean-Francois Millet
  • Date: 1870 - 1873
  • Style: Realism
  • Genre: genre painting
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: arts-and-crafts, countryside
  • Dimensions: 162 x 113 cm
  • Order Oil Painting

Millet’s submission of his The Captivity of the Jews in Israel was so poorly received at the Paris Salon of 1848, that the painting soon disappeared, leading many to think that Millet destroyed the painting. It was not until 1984 that this painting of The Young Shepherdess was x-rayed scientists from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, that it was discovered that Millet had actually painted over his Captivity scene during the Franco-Prussian War, in which materials were scarce.

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