• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 12143

    19th Century European Art

    26 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 2

    Jean-François Millet (French, 1814-1875)

    Rue du village

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jean-François Millet (French, 1814-1875)
    Rue du village
    signed 'J. F. Millet' (lower left)
    black chalk and watercolor on beige paper
    9 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (24.5 x 32.1 cm.)
    Executed circa 1856-1857.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    We are grateful to Alexandra Murphy for confirming the authenticity of this work.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    (possibly) His estate sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10-11 May 1875, no. 158.
    Henri Rouart, by 1887.
    His sale; Galerie Manzi-Joyant, 17 December 1912, no. 213, illustrated, as Paysan rentrant du fumier.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION


    Literature

    A. Alexandre, La collection Henri Rouart, Paris 1912, p. 158.
    S. Alexandrian, Les Maîtres de la Lumiére, La peinture française de David à Picasso, Paris, 1969, pp. 42-44 as Cour de Ferme.


    Exhibited

    Paris, École des Beaux-Arts, J. F. Millet, 1887, no 68, as Rue de village.
    London, Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, Nineteenth Century French Drawings, 18 June - 17 July 1987, no. 7, as Paysan rentrant du fumier.