Le Berger de Virgile (Virgil's Shepherd); A Shepherd Weeping on a Tomb Erected to a Gnat

Antoine-François Gelée, French, 1796 - 1860, after Antoine-Felix Boisselier, French, 1790 - 1857



Engraving on wove paper

Overall: 23 1/2 × 17 in. (59.7 × 43.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift in memory of Mrs. Harvey Fisk by her children



Europe, France


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, lower right: Gelee; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: Boisselier; inscribed, in plate, on monument, lower left: PARVE CVLEX PECVDVM CVSTOS / TIBI TALE MERENTI / FVNERIS OFFICIVM VITAE / PRO MVNERE REDDIT.

Exhibition History

The Napoleonic Era, Strauss and Barrows Galleries and Barrows Windows, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 29-September 3, 1979.

Death and Dying: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 55, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 26, 1995.


Elizabeth Richmond Fisk (1885-1966) [Mrs. Harvey Edward Fisk], Woodstock, Vermont; to her children, Elizabeth Fisk Tyler (1912-1978), Margaretta Fisk Paine (1915-1952); Ursula Fisk Clough (1917-1989), and Anne Fisk Howe (1921-2001), 1966; given to present collection, 1974.

Catalogue Raisonne

J. Adhemar, Inventaire du fonds francais apres 1800, vol. 9, p. 6, no. 5.

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