Pastoral landscape with shepherdess and her flock was executed in 1852 by good listed French landscape painter Theodore Richard (1782 Millau - 1859 Toulouse ).
Théodore Richard was the son of Pierre-Jacques Richard and his wife, née Marie-Rose de Lavit, pupil of Jean-Marie-Joseph Ingres and Bertin. Théodore Richard was active in Paris and Toulouse. He is the adoptive father of the painter Jacques Raymond Brascassat. Richard built the castle of Roquebelles in the town of Creissels.
Works in public collections:
Aurillac, art and archeology museum, Entrance to a forest in Cantal.
Bordeaux, museum of fine arts, Herd on the march.
Rochefort,: View of the old shipyards at Rochefort [archive], art and history museum, 1845
Rodez, Fenaille museum; self-portrait
Toulouse, Musée des Augustins, Les Bûcherons, forest interior, View of the Pic du Midi from Pau and the Gabas forest (Basses-Pyrénées)
Society of Letters, Sciences and Arts of Aveyron
Millau, Millau and Grands Causses museum, View of Roquebelles, Measles stream; Undergrowth landscape, Landscape with a shepherd and his flock.
Toulouse, Museum of Old Toulouse, Surroundings of Millau.
Exhibitions: Rodez, Denys Puech museum, "Théodore Richard exhibition" from February 9, 2012 to June 3, 2012.
Literature: ThIeme/Becker , Lepzig, 1999; Bénézit I, 1976. .; Schurr IV, 1979.
Inscription: signed and dated 1852 lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 27 3/4" x h 33 7/8" (70,5 x 86 cm); framed w 34 7/8" x h 40 1/8" (88,5 x 102 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.