About This Artwork

Jean François Millet
French, 1814-1875

The Old Mill, 1866/1870

Pastel with stumping, pen and black ink, and touches of black chalk, on cream wove paper, laid down on wood pulp board
398 x 482 mm
Signed lower right: "J.F. Millet"

Gift of John Wentworth, 1942.307

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, May 1, 1987-July 24, 1989.

Publication History

Louis Soullié, Peintures, aquarelles, pastels, dessins de Jean-François Millet relevés dans les catalogues de ventes de 1849 à 1900 (Paris, 1900), p. 111.

Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1961), p. 313.

Robert L. Herbert, "Millet Reconsidered," Museum Studies, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1 (1966), pp. 49 and 62.

Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Nineteenth Century (Chicago, 1979), p. 109, no. 5D8.

Richard Brettell, French Salon Artists 1800-1900 (Chicago, 1987), pp. 85, 87, and 119 (ill.).

Ownership History

Emile Gavet; sold, Hôtel Drouot, June 11-12, 1875, lot 92 [according to Herbert 1966]. Given by John Wentworth to the Art Institute, 1942.

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