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Jean Francois Millet Spring oil painting


Spring
Painting ID::  30814
Jean Francois Millet
Spring
mk68 Oil on canvas Paris,Orsay Museum 1868-1873 France

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet Woman sewing by lamplight oil painting


Woman sewing by lamplight
Painting ID::  31846
Jean Francois Millet
Woman sewing by lamplight
mk76 Painted in 1870-72 Oil on canvas 39 5/8x32 1/4in

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet The Gleaners oil painting


The Gleaners
Painting ID::  33886
Jean Francois Millet
The Gleaners
mk87 1857 Oil on canvas 83.5x111cm Paris,Musee National du Louvre

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet The Evening Prayer oil painting


The Evening Prayer
Painting ID::  33887
Jean Francois Millet
The Evening Prayer
mk87 c.1858/59 Oil on canvas 55.5x66cm Paris,Musee National du Louvre

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet Peasant Women Carrying Faggots oil painting


Peasant Women Carrying Faggots
Painting ID::  34293
Jean Francois Millet
Peasant Women Carrying Faggots
mk91 ca.1858 Oil on canvas 37.5x29.5

   
   
     

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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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