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Shepherd, Sitting on a Rock
  • Shepherd, Sitting on a Rock

    TitleShepherd, Sitting on a Rock
  • Technique/ MaterialMarble
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h) 124 cm
  • DatingMade 1847
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Johan Peter Molin, Swedish, born 1814, dead 1873
  • CategorySculpture
  • Inventory No.NMSk 981
  • AcquisitionBequest 1906 Ms Henrietta Engström
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    Johan Peter Molin arrived in Rome in late autumn of 1845. The following year he had finished the plaster model of a young shepherd. The motif was popular among international painters in Rome and undoubtedly, it is the picturesque features that captured Molin's interest in the finished marble version, especially in its accessories. In the highly idealized image of the shepherd, the artist has also been inspired by antique sculpture.