A Cosey Corner

Frank Millet American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 773

Millet, who specialized in American and English costume genre paintings, first visited Broadway, the picturesque Cotswolds village, in 1884. His home and studio there would become the center of an Anglo-American artists colony to which John Singer Sargent and Henry James were frequent visitors. The costume of the figure reading in "A Cosey Corner" is a romantic re-creation of several different English eighteenth-century fashions, and the interior architecture also seems English. Several features of the room, however, correspond to a published description of the colonial New England kitchen in Millet's East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, studio. Later in his life, Millet was active in many arts organizations, including the American Academy in Rome. Returning to New York on academy business, Millet went down on the Titanic.

A Cosey Corner, Frank Millet (1846–1912), Oil on canvas, American

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