About This Artwork

Jean François Millet
French, 1814-1875

Woman Emptying a Pail, 1856/1857

Black crayon, over red chalk, on ivory wove paper (discolored to tan)
261 x 173 mm

Gift of Mrs. John Alden Carpenter, 1954.1345

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Robert L. Herbert, “Millet Reconsidered,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, 1 (1966), pp. 28-65, fig. 14, as Woman at the Well.

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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