The Reading Lesson

about 1860
Jean-François Millet (French, 1814–1875)


Catalogue Raisonné

Murphy 080

Dimensions

Sheet: 32.9 x 26.2 cm (12 15/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1980.4

Medium or Technique

Black conté crayon on dark cream wove paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Signed lower right: J. F. Millet.

Provenance

Emile Gavet (sold Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 11-12 June, 1875, lot 32); bought by Détrimont, probably for Quincy Adams Shaw (b. 1825, Boston); Childs Gallery, Boston; from whom purchasec by MFA January 16, 1980

Credit Line

Francis Welch Fund