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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jean-François Millet, French (Gruchy 1814 - 1875 Barbizon)
The Month of August: The Gleaners
Work Type
c. 1851-1852
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Physical Descriptions
Black and white pastel on cream antique laid paper
16 x 23 cm (6 5/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Therese Kuhn Straus in memory of her husband, Herbert N. Straus, Harvard Class of 1903
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Eric M. Rosenberg and Miriam Stewart, The Harvest of 1830: The Barbizon Legacy, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 14

Alexandra R. Murphy and Richard Rand, Jean-François Millet: Drawn into the Light, exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute/Yale University Press (Williamstown, MA and New Haven, CT, 1999), cat. no. 39, repr. (color)

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XIXe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2011), p. 364

Dessins anciens et du XIXe siècle, auct. cat., Christie's, Paris (Paris, March 24, 2021), under no. 106

Exhibition History

The Age of Romanticism, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/15/1986 - 05/18/1986

The Harvest of 1830: the Barbizon Legacy, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/25/1990 - 10/21/1990

Jean-François Millet: Drawn into the Light, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 10/26/1999 - 01/05/2000; Frick Art Museum, Pittsburgh, 02/10/2000 - 04/23/2000

Body Image in French Art and Visual Culture (18th and 19th Centuries), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/23/2016 - 05/08/2016

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