About This Artwork

Jean François Millet
French, 1814-1875

Peasants Going to Work, 1863

Black crayon on paper
230 x 180 mm

Gift of Mrs. John Alden Carpenter, 1954.1344

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, September 1987-September 1991.

Publication History

Robert L. Herbert, “Millet Reconsidered,” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, 1 (1966), pp. 28-65, fig. 15, as Going to Work.

Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1979).

Ownership History

Estate of the artist [Lugt 1460]. Given by Mrs. John Alden Carpenter (née Ellen Waller Borden), Chicago, to the Art Institute, 1954.




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