Woman with a Rake, probably 1856–57
Jean–François Millet (French, 1814–1875)
Oil on canvas; 15 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. (39.7 x 34.3 cm)
Signed (lower right): J.F. Millet
Gift of Stephen C. Clark, 1938 (38.75)
Millet first treated this subject in a woodcut, one of a series of ten "Labors of the Fields" published in a popular periodical in 1853. The art dealer Martinet, in whose gallery such avant-garde artists as Courbet and Manet exhibited, included this painting in a show in 1860.