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Jean-François Millet

French painter and draftsman

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
French painter, draftsman, and drafter, famous primarily for his images of peasants. Although he was a prominent member of the Barbizon School, he concentrated on genre scenes rather than landscapes, and while his works are classical in composition, they are treated with Realist details. His fluctuating critical legacy over the years relects the shifting aesthetic tastes of the times.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500012529.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Jean-François Millet:

Jean-François Millet Peasant with Wheelbarrow, ca. 1855-1865 Brush drawing in faded sepia on laid paper mounted down on heavyweight paper
Jean-François Millet Seated Peasant (Le Briquet-Tinderbox), ca. 1848-1850 Pencil drawing on white wove paper
Jean-François Millet Departure for Work (Le Départ pour le Travail), 1863 Etching printed in brown ink on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Departure for Work (Le Départ pour le Travail), 1863 Etching printed in brown ink on paper
Jean-François Millet The Life and Work of J.-F. Millet (La Vie et l’oeuvre de J.-F. Millet), 1881 Book
Jean-François Millet Potato Gatherers, 19th century (published 1920s) Lithograph on light blue wove paper
Jean-François Millet Self-Portrait of Jean-François Millet, ca. 1846 Heliogravure after a charcoal drawing on wove paper
Jean-François Millet Sketches of Three Subjects, ca. 1847-1848 Etching and roulette printed in brown ink on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Man Leaning on His Spade (L’Homme appuye sur sa Beche), ca. 1847-1848 Etching on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Two Cows (Les Deux Vaches), ca. 1847-1848 Etching printed in brown ink on wove paper
Jean-François Millet Two Cows (Les Deux Vaches), ca. 1847-1848 Etching, roulette, and possibly drypoint on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Sheep Grazing (Moutons Paissant), ca. 1849-1850 Drypoint and roulette printed in brown ink on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Plate of Sketches (La Plancheaux Croquis), ca. 1848 Etching on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Seaweed Gatherers (Ramasseurs de Varech), ca. 1848-1850 Etching, roulette, and drypoint printed in brown ink on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Woman Sewing (La Couseuse), ca. 1855-1856 Etching printed in dark brown ink on chine collé
Jean-François Millet Woman Sewing (La Couseuse), ca. 1855-1856 Etching printed in dark brown ink on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Woman Sewing (La Couseuse), ca. 1855-1856 Counterproof etching printed in dark brown ink on laid paper
Jean-François Millet The Churner (La Baratteuse), ca. 1855-1858 Etching on chine collé
Jean-François Millet Peasant with a Wheelbarrow (Le Paysan Rentrant du Fermier), ca. 1857-1858 Etching printed in brown ink on chine collé
Jean-François Millet The Gleaners (Les Glaneuses), ca. 1855-1856 Etching printed in brown ink on chine collé
Jean-François Millet The Gleaners (Les Glaneuses), ca. 1855-1856 Etching printed in brown ink on Asian laid paper
Jean-François Millet The Diggers (Les Bêcheurs), ca. 1856 Etching printed in brown ink on laid paper
Jean-François Millet The Diggers (Les Bêcheurs), ca. 1856 Etching printed in brown ink on laid paper
Jean-François Millet The Watchers (La Veillée), ca. 1855-1856 Etching printed in brown ink, possibly with pen on laid paper
Jean-François Millet The Watchers (La Veillée), ca. 1855-1856 Etching on laid paper
Jean-François Millet The Wool Carder (La Cardeuse), 1855-1856 Etching on wove paper
Jean-François Millet Girl Minding Geese (La Gardeuse), 1855-1856 Drypoint printed in brown ink on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Woman Feeding Her Child (La Bouillie), 1861 Etching printed in brown ink on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Woman Feeding Her Child (La Bouillie), 1861 Etching printed in brown ink on wove paper
Jean-François Millet Shepherdess Knitting (La Grande Bergère), 1862 Etching printed in brown ink on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Shepherdess Knitting (La Grande Bergère), 1862 Etching printed in brown ink on Asian wove paper
Jean-François Millet Detail: Departure for Work (Le Départ pour le Travail), 1863 Etching on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Detail: Departure for Work (Le Départ pour le Travail), 1863 Etching on laid paper
Jean-François Millet The Spinner (La Fileuse Auvergnate), 1868-1869 Etching on laid paper
Jean-François Millet The Sower (Le Semeur), 1851-1879 Lithograph on chine colle
Jean-François Millet after Daniel de Serres Olivier de Serres, 1858 Lithograph on wove paper from a pamphlet
Jean-François Millet Maternal Precaution (Le précaution maternelle), 1862 Cliché-verre on wove paper mounted on wove paper
Jean-François Millet Maternal Precaution (Précaution Maternelle), 1862 Cliché-verre
Jean-François Millet Woman Emptying a Pail (Femme vidant un seau), 1862 Cliché-verre on light-sensitive paper mounted on wove paper
Jean-François Millet Woman Emptying a Pail (Femme vidant un seau), 1862 Cliché-verre
Jean-François Millet Sketches on wood (La planche aux croquis), ca. 1863 Woodcut on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Peasant Digging (Bêcheur au travail), ca. 1863 Woodcut with pencil study on wove paper
Jean-François Millet Peasant Digging (Bêcheur au travail), 1863 Woodcut with pencil study on wove paper
Jean-François Millet Peasant Digging (Bêcheur au travail), 1863 Woodcut and brown wash on wove paper
Jean-François Millet Peasant Digging (Bêcheur au travail), 1863 Woodcut printed in black ink on laid paper
Jean-François Millet Peasant Digging (Bêcheur au travail), ca. 1863 Woodcut printed in brown ink on soft laid paper
Pierre Millet after Jean-François Millet Woman Filling Water Cans (Femme vidant un seau), 1874 Woodcut printed in brown ink on heavyweight wove paper
Jean-Baptiste Millet after Jean-François Millet Seated Shepherdess (La grande Bergère assise), late 19th century - early 20th century Woodcut printed in brown ink on laid paper
Jean-Baptiste Millet after Jean-François Millet Seated Shepherdess (La grande Bergère assise), late 19th century - early 20th century Woodcut on heavyweight laid paper
Pierre Millet after Jean-François Millet Digger Leaning on His Spade (Becheur au repos), 1874 Woodcut on laid paper
Matthijs Maris after Jean-François Millet The Sower, late 19th century - early 20th century Etching
Timothy Cole after Jean-François Millet Children at Play (Lesson in Horsemanship), 1913 Wood engraving on heavyweight wove paper
Karl Bodmer and Jean-François Millet In the Forest or Tall Timber (En Forêt ou Haute Futaie), ca. 1851 Lithograph
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