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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1993.58
People
Jean-François Millet, French (Gruchy 1814 - 1875 Barbizon)
Title
Woman Baking Bread
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1852-1856
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and white chalk and brown ink on faded blue laid paper
Dimensions
46.6 x 42.2 cm (18 3/8 x 16 5/8 in.)
61.2 x 52.5 cm (24 1/8 x 20 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black chalk, l.r.: J.F. Millet
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Aimée and Rosamond Lamb
Accession Year
1993
Object Number
1993.58
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Alexandra R. Murphy and Richard Rand, Jean-François Millet: Drawn into the Light, exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute/Yale University Press (Williamstown, MA and New Haven, CT, 1999), cat. no. 38, repr. (color)

Millet, exh. cat., Nagoya/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Nagoya, Japan, 2002), fig. 12

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), p. 365

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 225, 227, 286, repr. p. 222 as fig. 1

Exhibition History

Jean-François Millet: Drawn into the Light, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 10/26/1999 - 01/05/2000; Frick Art Museum, Pittsburgh, 02/10/2000 - 04/23/2000

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

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