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Lot 49

Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875) Gleaners Etching

Estimate: $2,200 - $3,200

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Featured in this lot is this framed etching called "Gleaners," by Jean-Francois Millet born in 1814 and died in 1875. This etching is wonderfully and professionally crafted and shows women gleaning crop from the ground; there are three women dressed in peasant garments as J.F. Millet was know to depict in his artwork. The bottom left hand corner is printed: J.F. Millet pinx. Jean-François Millet (4 October 1814 – 20 January 1875) was a French artist and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. Millet is noted for his paintings of peasant farmers and can be categorized as part of the Realism art movement. Toward the end of his career he became increasingly interested in painting pure landscapes. He is known best for his oil paintings but is also noted for his pastels, conte crayon drawings, and etchings. The condition of this framed etching is good with no obvious signs of damage and shows good overall condition. The measurements of this framed etching is 16 7/8" x 18 1/4" and the visible art measures 8 1/4" x 10 1/8". Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and collected by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector, Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman, which was both part museum and gallery.