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Dandelions

1867–68

Jean-François Millet, French, 1814–1875 French


Dimensions

40.6 x 50.2 cm (16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1524

Medium or Technique

Pastel on tan wove paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe , Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Pastels

Millet excelled in the medium of pastel, and his skill as a draftsman and colorist are evident here in the rich variety of greens that set off the flowers and in the airy delicacy of the dandelions, which are shown in all phases from bud to seed.

Inscription

Lower right: J. F. Millet

Provenance

1868-1875, acquired from the artist by Emile Gavet, Paris (commissioned in 1867); June 11-12, 1875, sold at Gavet Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, no. 94, and bought by Carlin. By 1917, Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston; 1917, gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy A. Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton