Öl auf Leinwand, 62,0 x 52,8 cm
Vor 1866 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Inv. Nr. 11529
Despite the young shepherdess’s modern dress, the scene is suffused with the pastoral spirit of classical antiquity. Böcklin was fond of the Idylls written by the Greek poet Theocritus around 270 BC, which describe the physical and emotional life of shepherds in natural surroundings.