21 January 2009
Jean-François Millet (French, 1814-1875)
with studio stamp 'J.F.M' (lower right)
charcoal on paper
16 x 12 in. (40.5 x 30.5 cm.)
François Millet (son of the artist).
Geraldine Reed (wife of the above).
Madame Germaine Landesque (grand-daughter of the artist).
Monsieur and Madame René Berlemont-Millet, Paris.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 13 October 1978, lot 180.
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Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Jean-Francois Millet, 3 November - 8 December 1991, no. 69.
We are grateful to Alexandra Murphy for kindly confirming the authenticity of the present work.
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