About This Artwork

Jean François Millet
French, 1814-1875

The Woodchopper, c. 1848–1850

Black chalk, on gray laid paper with blue and red fibers
295 x 212 mm

Gift of Galerie Chalette, 1956.349

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Robert L. Herbert, "Millet Reconsidered," The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, 1 (1966), p. 34, 57 (ill.).

Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1979), no. 5C9.

Ownership History

Estate of the artist [Lugt 1460]. Emile Joseph-Rignault (born 1874), Paris [Lugt 2218]. Given by Galerie Chalette to the Art Institute, 1956.

Interpretive Resources

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