September 16, 2017 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Jean François Millet*

(French, 1814-1875)

Departure for Market, signed lower right "J.F.M.", kneeling man and numbers verso "467" and "20/26", crayon noir on laid paper, 8-7/8 x 6-1/2 in.; chip-carved wood frame

Literature: Musée du Louvre, René Huyghe, and Gabriel Rouchès. Catalogue raisonné: école française de J.F. Millet à Ch. Muller. Paris: Editions des musées nationaux, Palais du Louvre, 1938, No.10719, pg 24

Exhibited : Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox Ltd, London, Nineteenth Century French Drawings, June 15-July 15, 1983, Cat. No. 24

Note: A photograph of The Winnower from the National Gallery of Art, London #6447 references the figure with a basket that appears in the doorway of the drawing

Provenance:Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox Ltd, London, 1983, No.24; Private North Carolina Collection


taped at two points top verso, light toning, small line of remnant tape verso all edges, slight reduction in the size of the sheet in the catalogue raisonné may indicate this was trimmed from a former mount

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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