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Seated Woman Reading at a Table, Portrait of Pauline Ono, the Artist's First Wife

Seated Woman Reading at a Table, Portrait of Pauline Ono, the Artist's First Wife

Jean-François Millet (in circa 1838-1839)

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Here the artist portrayed either his first wife Pauline Virginie Ono, who died young, or his second wife Catherine Lemaire. We know that Catherine could not read or write so we can assume that this is Pauline, who died in 1840.

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Title Seated Woman Reading at a Table, Portrait of Pauline Ono, the Artist's First Wife
Material and technique Pastels, heightened with white, on light brown paper
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 323 mm
Width 266 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Jean-François Millet
Accession number F II 11 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Between 19 and 29 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)
Material
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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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