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Collection Online as of February 28, 2024

The Shepherd and the Shepherdess

The Shepherd and the Shepherdess

1874
(French, 1817–1878)
Sheet: 32.8 x 24.8 cm (12 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.); Platemark: 28.9 x 21.5 cm (11 3/8 x 8 7/16 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Delteil 122
Location: not on view

Description

Although etching had fallen into disfavor in France, Daubigny began to produce original etchings in the 1840s. The revival of this technique began to accelerate, and in 1862 the Société des Aquafortistes (Society of Etchers) was organized by Alfred Cadart, who was instrumental in publishing many albums of prints. In addition, periodicals such as L'Artiste (The Artist) included original etchings, which also helped to generate interest in the medium. The countryside around Barbizon (a village about 30 miles southeast of Paris) provided a refuge from the urbanization and industrialization of modern life and offered landscape etchers a vast array of scenery—from wild forest to rocky gorges. Daubigny, who wanted to retain the immediacy of the direct observation of nature, used a flat-bottomed boat as a floating studio on the rivers of France in order to capture the momentary effects of light and atmosphere.
  • Barbizon School. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 24-March 3, 1963).
    Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Prasse Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 11-October 21, 1968).
    Leona E. Prasse, Connoisseur and Curator. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 28-August 25, 1985).
    The Graphic Art of the Barbizon School. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 17-May 17, 1987).
    Inventive Impressions: 18th- and 19-Century French Prints. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (August 26-October 28, 2001).
    The Cleveland Museum of Art; 8/26/01-10/28/01. "Inventive Impressions: 18th- and 19th-Century French Prints".
  • {{cite web|title=The Shepherd and the Shepherdess|url=false|author=Charles François Daubigny|year=1874|access-date=28 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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