Jean-Baptiste Greuze - Jeune berger qui tente le sort pour savoir s'il est aimé de sa bergère


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Title Young shepherd holding a flower
Date before 1756
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 72.5 × 59.5 cm (28.5 × 23.4 in)
room 11 (Art in the reign of Louis XV; The 18th century)
Accession number PDUT01192
Object history Painting commissioned from Greuze in 1756 by the Marquis de Marigny, Director General of the King's Buildings, for his sister, the Marquise de Pompadour.; Purchased using interest from the Dutuit bequest, 1975
Notes With its counterpart, Simplicity (Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum), which shows a girl pulling the petal off a daisy to find out whether her love is reciprocated, saying, “He loves me, he loves me not…” it hung in the apartment of King Louis XV’s favourite.
References Petit Palais, Paris
Source/Photographer Petit Palais, Paris
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