Jean François Millet, 'A Hilly Landscape'

Jean François Millet, 'A Hilly Landscape'

Jean François Millet (1814-75)
'A Hilly Landscape'
1866-1867
Watercolour with pen and ink
Museum no. CAI 52
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

During his stays in Vichy, Millet would rent a carriage to explore the surrounding countryside, in particular the hilly uplands above Cusset. He would stop frequently to make rapid pencil drawings in small sketchbooks; watercolours such as this were worked up later. Ionides also owned four oil paintings by Millet.