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Woodcutter Trimming Faggots

Artist:
Jean-François Millet (French, Gruchy 1814–1875 Barbizon)
Date:
1853–54
Medium:
Conté crayon with stumping on beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 15 x 11 3/4in. (38.1 x 29.8cm) frame: 21 x 16 in. (53.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Sam A. Lewisohn, 1943
Accession Number:
43.123
Not on view
Signature: lower right: J.F. Millet

Inscription: Verso: Two vertical lines in Conté crayon; the word: Wery (?); faint sketch of a reaper
Jean Dollfus, sold Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 3/4/1912, no. 82; Knoedler and Co.New York; Adolph Lewisohn, New York, to Sam Lewisohn; Donor: Gift of Sam A. Lewisohn, 1943
Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Nineteenth century French drawings, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1947," March 8, 1947–April 6, 1947.

Paris. Musée du Louvre. "Dessins Français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, de David à Picasso," October 25, 1973–January 7, 1974.

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. "Jean-François Millet: Drawn Into the Light," June 18, 1999–September 7, 1999.

The Frick Collection. "Jean-François Millet: Drawn Into the Light," February 10, 2001–April 23, 2001.

New York State Museum, Albany. "French Painters of Nature: The Barbizon School Landscapes from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 22, 2004–August 22, 2004.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 4, 2005–January 9, 2006.

Exposition Internationale Universelle de 1900, Oeuvres d'Art Exposition Centenniale de l'Art Français. Paris, 1899-1900, cat. no. 1194.

Stephen Bourgeois The Adolph Lewisohn Collection of Modern French Paintings and Sculptures. New York, 1928, p. 58, ill.

Nineteenth century French drawings. San Francisco, 1947, cat. no. 47.

Jacques Fryszman "French Drawings from the Metropolitan Museum at the Louvre." in Burlington Magazine. vol. 115, no. 849, London, December 1973, p. 836.

Jacob Bean, Linda Boyer Gillies, Cynthia Lambros, Roseline Bacou, Réunion des Musées Nationaux Dessins français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York de David à Picasso. 54th Exposition de Cabinet des Dessins Musée du Louvre, 25 October, 1973-7 January 1974. Paris, 1973, cat. no. 64, ill.

Jean François MIllet. Exh. cat., Paris, Grand Palais; London, Hayward Gallery. Paris and London, 1975-76, Paris cat., no. 76; London cat., no. 51, cat. no. 76;51, ill.

Alexandra R. Murphy, Richard Rand, Brian T. Allen, James Ganz, Alexis Goodin Jean-François Millet: Drawn into the Light. Exh cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. New Haven and London, 1999, cat. no. 37, p. 69, ill.



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