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La Gardeuse de Chèvres

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  • Title (object)

    • La Gardeuse de Chèvres
  • Description

    Female goatherd seated beneath tree with goat, at edge of wood. 1862 Cliché-verre

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1862
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 361 millimetres
    • Width: 284 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Verso annotated 8/150 in unknown hand
  • Bibliography

    • Delteil 141 bibliographic details
  • Location

    French XIXc Mounted Roy

  • Exhibition history

    1993 Mar-Apr, Swansea, Glynn Vivian Mus & AG, Shadow of the Forest
    1993 May-Jul, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, Shadow of the Forest
    1993 Oct-Dec, Edinburgh, NG of Scotland, Shadow of the Forest
    1994 Jan-Mar, Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, Shadow of the Forest

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Female goatherd seated beneath tree with goat, at edge of wood.  1862  Cliché-verre

Female goatherd seated beneath tree with goat, at edge of wood. 1862 Cliché-verre

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