Jean François Millet, 'The Farm on the Hill'

Jean François Millet, 'The Farm on the Hill'

Jean François Millet (1814-75)
'The Farm on the Hill'
1866-1867
Watercolour with pen and ink
Museum no. CAI 50
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

Pure landscape is rare in Millet's work, where the human figure normally takes centre stage. However, between 1866 and 1868 he produced many sketches of the countryside around Vichy, where he stayed during the early summer for the sake of his wife's health.