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Attributed to Jean François Millet (French, 1814-1875) Le travail aux champs

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2878B
Lot:
221
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2878B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 22, 2016 4:00PM

Description:

Attributed to Jean François Millet (French, 1814-1875)

Le travail aux champs
Unsigned, inscribed along the top edge, attributed and titled on a label on a detached frame backing.
Pencil on paper, 9 7/16 x 7 in. (23.9 x 17.3 cm), unmatted, unframed.
Condition: Loss to l.r. corner, sheet mounted to cardboard support.

N.B. Accompanied by the old backing from a frame with a label from G. Morssen, Autographes, Paris, and with a handwritten label attributing the sketch to Millet. The lot is also accompanied by a printed sheet bearing the date "28 avril 1864" which reproduces a note written by Millet on the charms of nature and several of his sketches including peasants at work.
Estimate $2,500-3,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Jean Fran, Cereals, Millet, Paris

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