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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Sensier, Alfred, 1815-1877.
Jean-François Millet, peasant and painter.
Boston, J.R. Osgood and Company, 1881
|Named Person:||Jean François Millet; Jean François Millet|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alfred Sensier; Helena De Kay
|Notes:||"The present work ... is reprinted from Scribner's monthly, with additional letterpress and illustrations."--Page xii.
LC copy 2 forms part of the personal library materials in the Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection.
|Description:||230 pages including frontispiece, plates, portraits, facsimile 22 x 18 cm|
|Contents:||Millet's family and birth : recollections of his childhood in Normandy --
Millet begins his art studies --
Millet in Paris ; first visits to Luxembourg and the Louvre ; enters Delaroche's studio --
Millet begins life as an artist ; his first and second marriages ; settles in Paris ; the Revolution of 1848 ; Rousseau --
Millet at Barbizon ; "The sower" ; deaths of his grandmother and mother --
American in Barbizon ; hard times ; two visits to Normandy --
The Universal Exhibition of 1855 ; the invisible American ; Millet's anxieties ; his artistic progress ; "The gleaners" --
"The angelus" ; "Death and the wood-cutter" ; visits from Decamps ; a three years' contract --
The Salon of 1861 ; a suicide in Barbizon ; "Pleasant leaning of his hoe" ; Millet's confession of faith --
Illustrations of Theocritus ; interest in Delacroix ; in Japanese art ; "Shepherds bringing home a newborn calf" --
Millet's decorative paintings ; death of his sister Emilie ; visit to Vichy --
The Universal Exhibition of 1867 ; death of Rousseau ; Millet made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor ; visit to Switzerland with Sensier ; the war with Germany ; Millet at Cherbourg ; he revisits his birthplace, with Sensier --
Millet's last years.
|Responsibility:||tr. by Helena De Kay from the French of Alfred Sensier.|