Knitting Lesson

about 1854
Jean-François Millet (French, 1814–1875)


Catalogue Raisonné

Murphy 58

Dimensions

47 x 38.1 cm (18 1/2 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

06.2423

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Out on Loan

On display at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan, July 18, 2017 – October 9, 2017

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Lower right: J. F. Millet

Provenance

By 1855, Martin Brimmer (b. 1829 - d. 1896), Boston [see note 1]; by descent to his wife, Marianne Timmins Brimmer (b. 1827 - d. 1906), Boston; 1906, bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 8, 1906)

NOTES:
[1] He lent the painting to the 28th exhibition of the Boston Athenaeum (1855), no. 78, as "An Interior."

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer