Emile Gavet, Paris, by 1875.
Ernest May, by 1887.
His sale; Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 4 June 1890, lot 81.
Henri Vever, Paris.
His sale; Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1-2 February 1897, lot 133.
with Galerie Tamenaga, Tokyo.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1981.
Please note that this lot is displayed in a loaner frame from Eli Wilner and is available for sale. Please contact the department for details.
'It is astonishing toward the approach of night how grand everything on the plain appears.'
- J. F. Millet
PROPERTY FROM A NOTABLE COLLECTION
Y. Takano, exh. cat., "The Chronicle of Introduction of the works of J. F. Millet into Japan", Jean-François Millet, Tokyo, Bunkamura Museum of Art, 1991, p. 214, no. 11.
Paris, No. 7 rue Saint-Georges, Dessins de Millet provenant de la collection de M. Émile Gavet, 6 April - 6 May 1875, no. 39, as Coucher de soleil sur une plaine.
Paris, L'École des Beaux-Arts, Exposition des oeuvres de J. F. Millet, 1887, p. 74, no. 110.
Paris, Exposition universelle, 1889, p. 32, no. 435.