You are here:

A Seated Shepherdess

A Seated Shepherdess

1800s

Jules Dupré

(French, 1811-1889)

Black chalk with white heightening and white pastel on brown paper laid down on board

Sheet: 61.1 x 47.6 cm (24 1/16 x 18 3/4 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2009.314

Description

One of the most influential landscape painters of the 1830s, Dupré was among the leaders of the Barbizon school, a group of artists who painted the landscape and rural subjects in and around the Forest of Fontainebleau, about 40 miles southeast of Paris. He frequently made drawings in black chalk heightened with white chalk or pastel on tan or brown paper, as seen here. Dupré’s special interest in atmospheric conditions is apparent in the luminosity of the sky and the reflected light on the surrounding landscape.

See also

Contact us

Request a digital file from image services

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.