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.


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.

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