Signature: Conté crayon, lower right: J.F. Millet Inscription: Verso, in old French hand, in graphite: 67-55 [and illegible word] Marking: Watermark: coat of arms with two stars. This watermark is reproduced in: Inventaire général des Dessins de Musée du Louvre et du Musée de Versailles, École française, v. 7, no. 160.
Alfred Sensier; Jean-Baptiste Faure; R. B. Angus, Paris (until 1893); Durand-Ruel Gallery, New York (bought from Angus); Previously owned by Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer; Donor: Louisine W. Havemeyer
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.
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.
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