Jean-François Millet - The Sower

Jean-François Millet
The Sower
101.6 x 82.6 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed lower left: J.F. Millet
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Kathleen Adler, Erica E. Hirshler, H. Barbara Weinberg, Americans in Paris 1860-1900, New Haven, CT, 2006, fig. 36
Sjraar van Heugten, Joachim Pissarro and Chris Stolwijk, Van Gogh and the Colours of the Night, Brussels, 2008, fig. 16
Richard Bionda, Matthijs Maris, Amsterdam, 2017, fig. 60A
Steven Naifeh, Van Gogh and the artists he loved, New York, 2021, p. 38


about 1851/1852, sold by the artist to William Morris Hunt (born 1824 - died 1879), Boston
1874, sold by Hunt through Doll and Richards, Boston, to Quincy Adams Shaw (born 1825 - died 1908), Boston
1917, gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr. and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton, to the MFA, accession date 29 March 1917

External links

Museum of Fine Arts Accession number 17.1485

Other works by Jean-François Millet

Jean-François Millet Autumn Landscape with a Flock of Turkeys
Autumn Landscape with a Flock of Turkeys

Jean-François Millet The Sheepfold, Moonlight
The Sheepfold, Moonlight

Jean François Millet Peasant and Donkey Returning Homewards at Dusk
Peasant and Donkey Returning Homewards at Dusk

Jean-Francois Millet Feeding the Children
Feeding the Children
c. 1860

Jean-François Millet Haystacks: Autumn
Haystacks: Autumn
c. 1874