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Subjects : Genre scenes
Keywords : 19th century, Barbizon school, Realism, dog, herd, plain, sheep, shepherdess, woman
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Bergère avec son troupeau

Bergère avec son troupeau (Shepherdess with her flock) is the name given to two works by the French painter Jean-François Millet. In both cases, the painter follows the theme of sentimentalism by using the image of a peasant woman with her flock of sheep, treated in two different ways. The charcoal drawing (1860, Mexico City, Soumaya Museum) is delicate and evokes the fragility of the woman tending her flock. This drawing was made for Alfred Sensier, an art critic who supported the artist throughout his career, and especially after 1859, when Millet suffered an emotional crisis due to the poor reviews of his work The Woodcutter and Death. The oil on canvas painting (1863), kept in Paris at the Musée d'Orsay, is characterised by feelings of calm and harmony. The scene is admirably accurate and melancholy. This oil is probably the result of the charcoal drawing, Sensier mentioning that the theme of the woman with the flock of sheep "had taken hold of his mind" in 1862 and, to Millet's delight, the painting was received with great enthusiasm by the public at the Salon of 1864. Like many of Millet's works, this one entered the national collections in 1909, thanks to a bequest from Alfred Chauchard, the director of the Grands Magasins du [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the barbizon school styles and realism styles.


« Bergère avec son troupeau » is kept at Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.


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