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Peasant Girl Seated Near Her Cow

Peasant Girl Seated Near Her Cow

Jean-François Millet (in circa 1852-1853)

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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
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 415 mm
Width 312 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Jean-François Millet
Accession number F II 10 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist About 38 years old
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Internal exhibitions Impressionisme: Een schone kijk (1992)
De Collectie Twee - wissel V, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
External exhibitions Max Lieberman and France (2013)
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Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Jean-François Millet

Gruchy 1814 - Barbizon 1875

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