Jean François Millet (1814-75)
'The Farm on the Hill'
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.