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Oil Painting Masters of Yesterday

Jean-François Millet
1814 - 1875

Jean-François Millet was a French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon School in rural France. He is famous for his scenes of peasant farmers, and he was part of the naturalism and realism movements.

 

Millet

Farmer Inserting a Graft on a Tree - 1865
Oil on canvas - Neue Pinakothek, München

 

Millet

The Knitting Lesson - 1854
Oil on panel - Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA

 

Millet

The Young Shepherdess - 1870/1873
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, Massachusetts

 

Millet

Hunting Birds at Night - 1874
Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Millet

Death and the Woodcutter - 1859


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