Pastel with stumping, pen and black ink, and touches of black chalk, on cream wove paper, laid down on wood pulp board
Signed lower right: "J.F. Millet"
398 × 482 mm
Gift of John Wentworth
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Louis Soullié, Peintures, aquarelles, pastels, dessins de Jean-François Millet relevés dans les catalogues de ventes de 1849 à 1900 (Paris, 1900), p. 111.
Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1961), p. 313.
Robert L. Herbert, “Millet Reconsidered,” Museum Studies, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1 (1966), pp. 49 and 62.
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century (Chicago, 1979), p. 109, no. 5D8.
Richard Brettell, French Salon Artists 1800-1900 (Chicago, 1987), pp. 85, 87, and 119 (ill.).
The Art Institute of Chicago, May 1, 1987-July 24, 1989.
Emile Gavet; sold, Hôtel Drouot, June 11-12, 1875, lot 92 [according to Herbert 1966]. Given by John Wentworth to the Art Institute, 1942.
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