Autumn Landscape with a Flock of Turkeys

Jean-François Millet French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 802

Millet wrote to his patron Frédéric Hartmann on February 18, 1873 that he had nearly completed this picture for the dealer Durand-Ruel: "It is a hillock, with a single tree almost bare of leaves, and which I have tried to place rather far back in the picture. The figures are a woman seen from behind and a few turkeys. I have also tried to indicate the village in the background on a lower plane." The setting is near Barbizon, where Millet lived from 1849 until his death. The tower of the neighboring hamlet of Chailly-en-Bière is visible in the distance.

Autumn Landscape with a Flock of Turkeys, Jean-François Millet (French, Gruchy 1814–1875 Barbizon), Oil on canvas

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