About This Artwork

Jean François Millet
French, 1814-1875

The Flight Into Egypt, c. 1864

Black and brown Conté crayon, with pen and black ink and traces of black pastel, over bands of variously colored gray washes, on cream wove paper, edge-mounted on laminated woodpulp board
317 x 407 mm

The Regenstein Collection, 1996.608

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Hyogo, Japan, Museum of Modern Art, "Millet, Corot, and the School of Barbizon," April 19-May 8, 1980, cat. D12, cat. by Annie Paule Quinsac; also traveled to the Seibu Museum, Tokyo, March 15-April 14, 1980; The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan, May 24-June 15, 1980; The Hiroshima Prefectural Museum, June 21-July 13, 1980; and The Kitakyushu Museum, Kitakyushu, Japan, July 19-August 10, 1980.

Williamstown, Mass., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, "Jean-François Millet: Drawn into the Light," June 18-September 7, 1999, cat. 63, cat. by Alexandra Murphy, et. al.

Art Institute of Chicago, "Seurat and the Making of "La Grande Jatte," June 19–September 19, 2004, no cat.

Publication History

Alfred Sensier, La vie et l’oeuvre de J.-F. Millet (Paris, 1881), pp. 246-8.

Étienne Moreau-Nélaton, Millet raconté par lui-même, vol. II (Paris, 1921), p. 155, fig. 191.

Arts Council of Great Britain, Jean-François Millet, (London, 1976), p. 153.

"Maineri to Miró: The Regenstein Collection Since 1975," The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 26:1 (2000), pp. 70-71, no. 30 (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago, Treasures from The Art Institiute of Chicago (Chicago, 2000), p. 196 (ill.).

Lucien Lepoittevin, Jean-François Millet, (2002).

Ownership History

Estate of the artist; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 10-11, 1875, Millet sale, probably lot 202, to Febvre [letter from Jill Newhouse of September 24, 1996 in curatorial file]. J. Pierpont Morgan (died 1943), New York [New York 1972 auc. cat.]; by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Herbert L. Satterlee (died 1946), New York [handwritten note on the back of the frame by Philip Kappel of April 22, 1948]; sold, Parke-Bernet, New York, April 22, 1948, Satterlee sale, lot 2. Philip Kappel, New Milford, Conn. [New York 1972 auc. cat.]. Mrs. Frasier McCann, New York; sold, Sotheby's, New York, December 5, 1975, lot 171, to Gallery Iida, Tokyo [letter from Newhouse mentioned above; Williamstown, Mass. 1996]. Private collection, Tokyo, until around 1996 [letter from Newhouse mentioned above]. Sold by Jill Newhouse, New York, to the Art Institute, 1996.

Interpretive Resources

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