Bergere Assise by Jean-François Millet

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

Details

Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
18.6 x 24.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£35,722 ( Total: £163,700; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Henri Rouart; Margaret Davies.

Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, CARDIFF Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951 museum.wales/

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