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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.431
People
Imitation after Jean-François Millet, French (Gruchy 1814 - 1875 Barbizon)
Title
The Laundress
Other Titles
Alternate Title: La Lessiveuse / Woman Making Lye
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
19th century
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
38.1 x 27.62 cm (15 x 10 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: l.l. in brown paint: J. F. Millet
  • inscription: on back of panel, in black ink: CA3227
  • label: on back of panel, printed in blue: 1530
  • label: on back of panel, printed: [in black:] R; [in red:] 51
  • label: on back of panel, printed and handwritten: [printed:] T. Gilbert Brouillette / Paintings / Dealer-Consultant-Research / Gilsport Mann, 45 Maryland Ave. - Staten Island New York / La Lessiveuse / by / Jean François Millet / 1814-1875 / on panel: 15 x 11 inches. / [handwritten in black felt-tip:] CA9406
  • label: on back of panel, handwritten in black, partly torn away: La Lessiveuse / "Woman Making Lye" / original [ ] / J. F. M[ ]
  • inscription: on back of frame, in black felt-tip: CA9406 [crossed out]
  • inscription: on back of frame, in black felt-tip: NYN-716
  • inscription: on back of frame, in blue ballpoint pen: 4-25
  • inscription: on back of panel, in black ink: La Levisseuse / J. F. Millet
  • inscription: on back of panel, in graphite: C-6995
  • inscription: on back of panel, in white paint: M-A-5657-B
  • label: on back of frame, printed in red: 1716 [crossed out in graphite]
  • inscription: on back of frame, in graphite: Bin C-43
  • inscription: on back of frame, in white paint: M-A-5657-B
Provenance
Seth Morton Vose, Boston, Purchased in France through Thomas Robinson, 1873.
James G. Shepherd, Scranton PA, Given in trade, 1909.
George H. Webster, Purchased, 1920.
Mr. Gilbert Brouillette, Falmouth MA, 1959, Sold to Mr. Maury Moss.
Maury Moss, Purchased from Gilbert Brouillette, Gift to Chrysler Museum, 1975.
Chrysler Museum at Norfolk, Gift of Maury Moss, 1975, Traded to Mr. Richard L. LaPere.
Richard L. LaPere, Washington DC, Received in trade from Richard L. LePere, Sold to Hammer Galleries, 1979. Sold at Sloans [Washington DC Auction House], Fall 1979.
Hammer Galleries, New York NY, Purchased at Sloans auction, Wash. DC, 1979, Returned to Sloans, 1979.
Vose Galleries of Boston, Inc., Boston, MA, Returned from Sloan [Washington DC auction house, 1979, Gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1979.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Vose Galleries of Boston, Inc.
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.431
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 120

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