Shepherd Boy from Bergamo

Half-length, standing against a sky, wearing a gilet of sheepskin over a brown jacket? and wearing a hat on the back of his head, and holding a flute. Oil on canvas 73 x 60 cm.

Private Collection, Swizerland.

Mrs. Rene Blaser-Müller, Lucerne, Switzerland to 2010.

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An early picture, painted about 1883-84. The picture has been cut down as the paint surface extends around the stretcher revealing cut edges. It is reminiscent of some of the work of Frank Buchser (1828-90) an artist who went to the United States at the time of the American Civil War.  It had three patched holes as at July 2010.