About This Artwork

Jean François Millet
French, 1814-1875

Two Sketches of a Peasant, seen from Behind, 1850/1852

Charcoal, on gray laid paper with blue fibers, laid down on tan wove paper
262 x 229 mm

Gift of Mrs. John Alden Carpenter, 1954.1350

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Robert L. Herbert, “Millet Reconsidered,” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, 1 (1966), pp. 28-65, fig. 10, as Two Studies of a Peasant.

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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