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Jean Francois Millet The Sower oil painting


The Sower
Painting ID::  40704
Jean Francois Millet
The Sower
mk156 1850 Oil on canvas 101.6x85.6cm

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet The Angelus oil painting


The Angelus
Painting ID::  40715
Jean Francois Millet
The Angelus
mk156 c.1858 Oil on canvas 55.5x66cm

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet Peasant Women Carrying Firewood oil painting


Peasant Women Carrying Firewood
Painting ID::  41083
Jean Francois Millet
Peasant Women Carrying Firewood
mk159 c.1858 Oil on canvas 37.5x29.5cm

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet The man with the Cut oil painting


The man with the Cut
Painting ID::  42766
Jean Francois Millet
The man with the Cut
MK169 1852-62 oil Paint on cloth 81x100cm

   
   
     

Jean Francois Millet The Winnower oil painting


The Winnower
Painting ID::  43332
Jean Francois Millet
The Winnower
mk170 1847-1848 Oil on canvas 100.5x71cm

   
   
     

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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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