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Jean Francois Millet Mme. Eugene-Felix Lecourtois oil painting


Mme. Eugene-Felix Lecourtois
Painting ID::  10981
Jean Francois Millet
Mme. Eugene-Felix Lecourtois
1841. 2' 5" x 1' 11 1/4" ( 73.5 x 59 cm ).

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet Mme. Eugene Canoville oil painting


Mme. Eugene Canoville
Painting ID::  10983
Jean Francois Millet
Mme. Eugene Canoville
1845. 2' 5 1/4" x 1' 11 1/2" ( 74.5 x 60 cm ). Gift of Dr. Canoville, 1925.

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet Two Bathers oil painting


Two Bathers
Painting ID::  10985
Jean Francois Millet
Two Bathers
1848. 11" x 7 1/2" ( 28 x19 cm ).

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet Reclining Nude oil painting


Reclining Nude
Painting ID::  10986
Jean Francois Millet
Reclining Nude
1' 1" x 1' 4 1/4" ( 33 x 41 cm ). Gift of Henri Ribot , 1923.

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet The Return of the Flock oil painting


The Return of the Flock
Painting ID::  10988
Jean Francois Millet
The Return of the Flock
1846. 1' 6" x 1' 3" ( 46 x 38 cm ). Gift of Jacques Lente, 1947.

   
   
     

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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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