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    Sale 12143

    19th Century European Art

    26 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    Jean-François Millet (French, 1814-1875)

    L'Hiver or L'Amour transi

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jean-François Millet (French, 1814-1875)
    L'Hiver or L'Amour transi
    stamped with initials 'J. F. M.' (lower left)
    pastel and pencil on paper
    20 ¼ x 11 in. (51.4 x 28 cm.)
    Executed in 1864.


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

    Provenance

    The artist.
    His estate sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10-11 May 1875, no. 61, as Anacréon recueillant l'Amour.
    M. Mignon.
    Arthur Stoll, Arlesheim, acquired in 1956.
    His sale; Gallery Kornfeld, Bern, 18 November 1972, lot 147.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 25 May 1984, lot 282, as L'Hiver.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION


    Literature

    W. Gensel, Millet et Rousseau, Bielefeld and Leipzig, 1902, p. 54.
    É. Moreau-Nélaton, Millet raconté par lui-même, Paris 1921, vol. II, p. 156.
    Sammlung Arthur Stoll, Zurich 1961, p. 12, no. 51, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Paris, École des Beaux-Arts, J. F. Millet, 1887, no 73.
    Cherbourg, Musée Thomas Henry, Cent cinquantieme anniversaire de la naissance de Jean François Millet, 22 July - 15 September 1964, no. 67.
    Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, J. F. Millet, 17 November 1964 - 17 January 1965, no. 37.
    Tokyo, The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Jean Francois Millet, 10 August - 23 September 1991 and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, 3-27 October 1991, and Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, 3 November - 8 December 1991, no. 58, as Study for 'Winter of Hotel Thomas.'