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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.




Jean François Millet
French, 1814-1875

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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.


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Jean François Millet


Landscape - Hillside in Gruchy, Normandy


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Pen and brown ink on cream laid paper


30.4 × 36.5 cm (12 × 14 3/8 in.)

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

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