Farm in Normandy

1870–71
Jean-François Millet (French, 1814–1875)


Catalogue Raisonné

Murphy 144

Dimensions

18 x 23.6 cm (7 1/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.428

Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink over graphite pencil on dark cream laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Farm buildings and trees are captured here with free and rhythmic strokes, concentrated between an open sky and foreground, in a composition whose unusual horizontal format and confident penmanship recall landscapes by the seventeenth-century Dutch artist Rembrandt, whom Millet admired.

Provenance

Millet studio sale (Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10-11 May, 1875, lot 210); bought by Richard Hearn for Brimmer; Martin Brimmer (1829-1896, MA); acquired July 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer