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Title

Shepherding a Flock to Pasture

Date

Identifier

RDS_treasures_34_Barret_Shepherding a flock to pasture.jpg

Description

Capriccio landscape. On a wagon track in the foreground, a flock of sheep are driven to pasture by three shepherds, one mounted on a grey horse, one holding a leashed dog and one waving a staff. Scrub trees frame the composition, one on the left and two on the right. In the left middle ground, six cattle graze on a sloping meadow beneath a fort located at the top of rocky precipice. In the right middle ground, smoke rises from the chimney stack of a gated building. In the near distance are two groups of buildings; a farmhouse to the left, and temple ruins to the right. In the far distance are rolling hills.

Source

RDS Treasures Collection

Rights

Copyright RDS Library & Archives. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the RDS Library & Archives.

Relation

RDS Library & Archives

Format

Oil on canvas

Coverage

1750s

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil on canvas

Physical Dimensions

127 x 101.5 cm

Collection:

RDS Treasures


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Citation

Barret, George, 1732-1784, “Shepherding a Flock to Pasture,” RDS, accessed December 3, 2021, https://digitalarchive.rds.ie/items/show/3836.

File

Shepherding a Flock to Pasture, by George Barret Senior