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The New England painter William Morris Hunt met Jean-François Millet in 1852. He had been studying art in Paris and had seen the French painter's masterpiece, "The Sower," at the Salon. With his friend William Babcock, Hunt traveled to Barbizon (near Paris), where Millet lived, to buy the...

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Inscription

Lower right: W M Hunt 53

Provenance

1853, the artist; by 1869, Charles William Dabney (1794-1871), Boston; 1871, by descent to his wife, Frances Alsop Pomeroy Dabney; 1893, gift of Mrs. Charles W. Dabney to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 17. 1893)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles W. Dabney

1853

Dimensions

54.61 x 40.64 cm (21 1/2 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

93.1455

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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