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The Shepherdess: 2122

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Shepherdess
Study of the head and shoulders of the woman and man, with indications of the top of the flock of sheep


Draughtsman: Millet, Jean François




History note: Charles Ricketts, R.A. (1866-1931) and Charles Shannon, R.A. (1863-1937)

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 196 mm
Width: 227 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff)

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Recto: reed pen and ink, squared verso: black chalk on buff paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.F.M. (L.1460)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Stamp

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2122
Primary reference Number: 6588
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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