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Drawing, Shepherd Boy and Shepherdess in a Landscape

This is a Drawing. It was created by Jean Baptiste Le Prince. It is dated 1767 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and black wash over graphite on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 28.6 x 19.7 cm (11 1/4 x 7 3/4 in.) Mount: 37.8 x 2835 cm (14 7/8 in. x 93 ft. 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Strasburg bend and lily [incomplete]

It is signed

In ink lower right: Le Prince 1767

Cite this object as

Drawing, Shepherd Boy and Shepherdess in a Landscape; Jean Baptiste Le Prince (French, 1734 – 1781); France; pen and black ink, brush and black wash over graphite on off-white laid paper; Sheet: 28.6 x 19.7 cm (11 1/4 x 7 3/4 in.) Mount: 37.8 x 2835 cm (14 7/8 in. x 93 ft. 1/8 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-204

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