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The Sleeping Shepherd; Early Morning
The Sleeping Shepherd; Early Morning
Artist:
Date:
1857
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
Image: 125 x 101 mm (4 15/16 x 4 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.1752
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Exhibition History:

CPLH, William Blake and His Followers, 4 Dec 1982 - 13 Feb 1983.
CPLH, 18th and 19th Century English Figurative Prints and Drawings, 18 June - 18 Sept 1988.

Inside a simple shelter a shepherd lies asleep, his hat on, his cloak on a peg on the wall, a blanket wrapped around him, his crook beside him. His sheep cluster just behind him within a fenced area. On the hill beyond, in silhouette from the rising sun, a farmer tills the field behind his oxen. (Virginia K. Anderson 01/31/94)