London, South Kensington
21 March 2002
Jean François Millet (French, 1814-1875)
Studies of hands for La Délaissée
stamped with the initials 'J.F.M' (lower right; Lugt 1460)
black chalk on paper
6 1/8 x 4¾ in. (15.4 x 12 cm.)
The artist's sale, Durand-Ruel, Paris, 10-11 May 1875.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 27 November 1991, lot 188.
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This is a study for a small painting, La Délaissée, now in the Art Center, Oskosh, Wisconsin, dating from 1848-49.
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