The Shepherd by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

An early example of this artist's work.

Details

Medium:
Black chalk & watercolour
Dimensions:
33.6 x 21.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£47 ( Total: £47)
Acquired in:
1916
Vendor:
Christie's

Chavannes was known primarily for his large decorative schemes depicting figures in landscape. Although he is generally regarded as a precursor of Symbolism, he was independent of any contemporary movement, and his works appealed to academic and avant-garde artists alike.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

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