Hirtenfamilie. 1906. Pen and ink drawing over pencil. Signed and dated in pencil. On delicate laid paper. 27 x 21.2 cm (10.6 x 8.3 in), size of sheet. Characteristic motif of a shepherd's idyl, which Hans Thoma rendered time and again in several drawings and paintings in different variations (cf. Henry Thode, Thoma. Des Meisters Gemälde, Stuttgart und Leipzig 1909, pp. 445, 449, 474). [CB].