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Shepherds in a Landscape

Shepherds in a Landscape

1779

Jean Baptiste Pillement

(French, 1728-1808)

Pastel

Support: Fabric

Unframed: 46.3 x 60.5 cm (18 1/4 x 23 13/16 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1973.1

Description

The exquisite handling of the pastel, crisp and colorful in the foreground while of the greatest subtlety in the atmospheric distance, bears out Pillement's reputation as the best 18th-century French artist of the pastel landscape. Landscapes in this period were most often picturesque creations, rather than literal transcriptions of nature. In this dramatically irregular countryside, shepherds, flocks, and rustic buildings create an air of idealized rural charm.

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Collection: 
DR - French
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing
Medium: 
Pastel

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