Hiroshima Museum of Art

Jean-François MILLET

Jean-François MILLET1814-1875

A typical painter of the École de Barbizon. He left the hometown Gurchy near Cherbourg, Normandy, for Paris to study painting, and in 35 years old he moved to Barbizon. There he began to paint the figures of the famers who lived powerfully on the earth.

Shearing Sheep
La Tonte des moutons

1862 oil on canvas 59.5*73.0cm
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The Mower
Le Moissonneur

1866-67 pastel on carton 96.0*68.0cm


Soleil couchant

c.1867 pastel on carton 41.5*50.7cm