Watercolor and pen and brown iron gall ink over graphite on ivory laid paper, perimeter mounted to cream Japanese paper
Inscribed recto, lower right corner, in pen and brown ink: “Vichy”; inscribed verso, lower left corner, in graphite: “No. 81”
10.9 × 16.1 cm (4 5/16 × 6 3/8 in.)
Gift of Celia and David Hilliard
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Paris, Peintures, aquarelles, pastels, dessins rehaussés croquis et eaux-fortes de J.-F. Millet, 1887, cat. 69.
Clermon-Ferrand, France, Musée d’art Roger Quillot, Jean-François Millet: Voyages en Auvergne et Bourbonnais, 1866–1868, 2002, p. 101 and 132, cat. 74.
Art Institute of Chicago, Dreams & Echoes: Drawings and Sculpture in the David and Celia Hilliard Collection, Oct. 20, 2013–Feb. 16, 2014, pp. 100-01 and 219, cat. 39 (color ill.).
Estate of the artist, from 1875 [stamp (Lugt 1460) recto lower left in black and stamp (Lugt 1816a) verso lower right in black]; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 10, 1875, lot 84 or 92. M. Mignon, Paris, by 1887. Sold by Hazlitt, Gooden, & Fox, London, July 30, 2001 to David and Celia Hilliard, Chicago.
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