Millet was a farmer's son and in the late 1840s he became increasingly disenchanted with urban life and the rapacious progress of industrialisation.
Bergere Assise by Jean-François Millet, 1848
Â© National Museum Cardiff
- Oil on panel
- 18.6 x 24.3 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £35,722 ( Total: £163,700; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Phillips de Pury
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.