At the end of 1852 Millet was commissioned to paint a picture for the Directeur des Beaux-Arts in Paris. This is his first design for it. This scene is a reference to the abolition of the right of country folk without their own land to graze their cattle in other people's meadows. A girl sits beside a road knitting a stocking, while her cow grazes on the narrow verge behind her.
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|Title||Peasant Girl Seated Near Her Cow|
|Material and technique||Black chalk|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 415 mm
Width 312 mm
|Accession number||F II 10 (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Age artist||About 38 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
Impressionisme: Een schone kijk (1992)
De Collectie Twee - wissel V, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Max Lieberman and France (2013)
|Geographical origin||France > Western Europe > Europe|
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