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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jean-François Millet, French (Gruchy 1814 - 1875 Barbizon)
Winter (The Plain of Chailly)
Work Type
c. 1864
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Pastel on tan paper
38.1 × 45.1 cm (15 × 17 3/4 in.)
frame: 54.6 × 61 cm (21 1/2 × 24 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: J.F. Millet
Edward W. Forbes, Cambridge, MA, by 1927, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1951
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), no. 714, fig. 383

Agnes Mongan, "The Fogg Art Museum's Collection of Drawings", Harvard Library Bulletin, Harvard University (Cambridge, 1958), vol. 3, no. 2, March, pp. 5-9, p. 202, repr. as pl. V

Eric M. Rosenberg and Miriam Stewart, The Harvest of 1830: The Barbizon Legacy, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 22

Colleen Walsh, "A Different Side of Van Gogh", The Harvard Gazette (April 2, 2018),, accessed April 3, 2018

"Friendly Exchanges - Van Gogh and More", Index Magazine ([e-journal], May 30, 2018),, accessed August 15, 2018

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

32Q: 2700 Impressionism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/22/2018 - 07/11/2018

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