The Knitting Shepherdess by Jean-François Millet was created in 1856 – 1857. The painting is in Saint Louis Art Museum. The size of the work is 33,7 x 25,4 cm and is made as an pastel on paper.
Jean-François Millet is known primarily for his sympathetic images of rural workers in the French countryside. One of his favorite subjects in the 1850s was the young shepherdess who concentrates on her knitting while her flock grazes nearby. This scene is rendered in rich pastel, lending vibrant color to her clothing and an earthy realism to the forest setting. Read more in Saint Louis Art Museum.
About the Artist: French artist Jean-François Millet was born in Gruchy, Gréville-Hague. He was a French artist and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. Millet is noted for his paintings of peasant farmers and can be categorized as part of the Realism art movement. In 1833 his father sent him to Cherbourg to study with a portrait painter named Bon Du Mouchel. By 1835 he was studying with Théophile Langlois de Chèvreville, a pupil of Baron Gros, in Cherbourg… Read more
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