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Jean Francois Millet People go to work oil painting


People go to work
Painting ID::  48674
Jean Francois Millet
People go to work
mk191 1851 Oil on canvas 55.5x46cm

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet Geese oil painting


Geese
Painting ID::  48675
Jean Francois Millet
Geese
mk191 Oil on canvas

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet Detail of People go to work oil painting


Detail of People go to work
Painting ID::  48676
Jean Francois Millet
Detail of People go to work
mk191 Oil on canvas

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet Spring,haymow oil painting


Spring,haymow
Painting ID::  48694
Jean Francois Millet
Spring,haymow
mk191 1868-1874

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet Spring,haymow oil painting


Spring,haymow
Painting ID::  48695
Jean Francois Millet
Spring,haymow


   
   
     

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     Jean Francois Millet
     1814-1875 French Jean Francois Millet Galleries Millet was the first child of Jean-Louis-Nicolas and Aim??e-Henriette-Adelaide Henry Millet, members of the peasant community in the village of Gruchy, in Gr??ville-Hague (Normandy). Under the guidance of two village priests, Millet acquired a knowledge of Latin and modern authors, before being sent to Cherbourg in 1833 to study with a portrait painter named Paul Dumouchel. By 1835 he was studying full-time with Lucien-Th??ophile Langlois, a pupil of Baron Gros, in Cherbourg. A stipend provided by Langlois and others enabled Millet to move to Paris in 1837, where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts with Paul Delaroche. In 1839 his scholarship was terminated, and his first submission to the Salon was rejected. After his first painting, a portrait, was accepted at the Salon of 1840, Millet returned to Cherbourg to begin a career as a portrait painter. However, the following year he married Pauline-Virginie Ono, and they moved to Paris. After rejections at the Salon of 1843 and Pauline's death by consumption, Millet returned again to Cherbourg. In 1845 Millet moved to Le Havre with Catherine Lemaire, whom he would marry in a civil ceremony in 1853; they would have nine children, and remain together for the rest of Millet's life. In Le Havre he painted portraits and small genre pieces for several months, before moving back to Paris. It was in Paris in the middle 1840s that Millet befriended Constant Troyon, Narcisse Diaz, Charles Jacque, and Theodore Rousseau, artists who, like Millet, would become associated with the Barbizon school; Honor?? Daumier, whose figure draftsmanship would influence Millet's subsequent rendering of peasant subjects; and Alfred Sensier, a government bureaucrat who would become a lifelong supporter and eventually the artist's biographer. In 1847 his first Salon success came with the exhibition of a painting Oedipus Taken down from the Tree, and in 1848 his Winnower was bought by the government.

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