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Landscape - Hillside in Gruchy, Normandy

A work made of pen and brown ink on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink on cream laid paper.

Date:

1869/70

Artist:

Jean François Millet
French, 1814-1875

About this artwork

Famous as a painter of rural life, in the late 1860s Millet focused on the spa town of Vichy in south central France, where his ailing wife sought a cure in thermal springs. This striking ink drawing may depict Vichy or Millet’s home of Gruchy, Normandy, where he stayed in 1870–71, during the Franco-Prussian War. Here the landscape—with an unusually raised horizon line—dominates rural life.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean François Millet

Title

Landscape - Hillside in Gruchy, Normandy

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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1869–1870

Medium

Pen and brown ink on cream laid paper

Dimensions

30.4 × 36.5 cm (12 × 14 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Marjorie Blum-Kovler Collection and the Harry and Maribel G. Blum Foundation

Reference Number

1995.54

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