Millet was a farmer's son and in the late 1840s he became increasingly disenchanted with urban life and the rapacious progress of industrialisation.

Nostalgia for the calm, settled rural life of his youth led him to make everyday rural life the central theme of his work.


Henri Rouart; Margaret Davies.

National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3NP
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