Jean Francois Millet


This is a beautiful, intimate etching by the renowned French Barbizon artist Jean Francois Millet (1814-1875). The image size is 6 x 5 1/8 inches, plate size 7 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, state V of VI, cat: Delteill- 17, plate signed and dated. This etching, based on the painting of the same name, was created by Millet for the 'Gazette des Beaux-Arts' in 1861. This is a very richly inked inked impression, printed on a medium weight laid type paper with ample margins.


This is an original etching by French Barbizon artist Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875)  The title of this work is: The Large Shepherdess, it was created and printed in 1862.  I/I....The only state created.  The plate measures 12 1/2X9 1/4 inches.  Signed in the plate lower left, edition is unknown.  Printed on a medium weight wove type paper.  Catalog: Delteil 18.  This is one of his best known etchings.light toning to the sheet, wide borders all around, some repair tape in the lower left corner of the border, well away from the image area..  A strong rich impression of this important image.