Black and brown Conté crayon, with pen and black ink and traces of black pastel, over gray washes, on cream wove paper, edge-mounted on laminated woodpulp board
31.7 × 40.7 cm (12 1/2 × 16 1/16 in.)
The Regenstein Collection
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Alfred Sensier, La vie et l’oeuvre de J.-F. Millet (Paris, 1881), pp. 246-8.
Étienne Moreau-Nélaton, Millet raconté par lui-même, vol. II (Paris, 1921), p. 155, fig. 191.
Arts Council of Great Britain, Jean-François Millet, (London, 1976), p. 153.
“Maineri to Miró: The Regenstein Collection Since 1975,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 26:1 (2000), pp. 70-71, no. 30 (ill.).
The Art Institute of Chicago, Treasures from The Art Institiute of Chicago (Chicago, 2000), p. 196 (ill.).
Lucien Lepoittevin, Jean-François Millet, (2002).
Hyogo, Japan, Museum of Modern Art, “Millet, Corot, and the School of Barbizon,” April 19-May 8, 1980, cat. D12, cat. by Annie Paule Quinsac; also traveled to the Seibu Museum, Tokyo, March 15-April 14, 1980; The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan, May 24-June 15, 1980; The Hiroshima Prefectural Museum, June 21-July 13, 1980; and The Kitakyushu Museum, Kitakyushu, Japan, July 19-August 10, 1980.
Williamstown, Mass., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, “Jean-François Millet: Drawn into the Light,” June 18-September 7, 1999, cat. 63, cat. by Alexandra Murphy, et. al.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Seurat and the Making of “La Grande Jatte,” June 19–September 19, 2004, no cat.
Estate of the artist; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 10-11, 1875, Millet sale, probably lot 202, to Febvre [letter from Jill Newhouse of Sept. 24, 1996 in curatorial file]. John Pierpont Morgan Sr. (1837-1913), New York [New York 1972 auc. cat.]; by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Herbert L. Satterlee (née Louisa Pierpont Morgan, 1900-1946), New York [handwritten note on the back of the frame by Philip Kappel of Apr. 22, 1948]; by descent to her husband, Herbert L. Satterlee (1863-1947), New York; sold, Parke-Bernet, New York, Apr. 22, 1948, lot 2. Philip Kappel (1901-1981), New Milford, Conn. [New York 1972 auc. cat.]. Mrs. Frasier McCann, New York; sold, Sotheby’s, New York, Dec. 5, 1975, lot 171, to Gallery Iida, Tokyo [Newhouse letter; Williamstown, Mass. 1996]. Private collection, Tokyo, until around 1996 [Newhouse letter]. Sold by Jill Newhouse, New York, to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996.
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