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Millet's self-portrait at the age of about twenty-six connects him to advanced art circles in Paris, where he had arrived just three years before from his provincial home. His curled hair and velvet trimmed jacket were practically the uniform of the Romantic circle of French painters, who also...

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Inscription

Lower left: J. F. Millet

Provenance

By inheritance from the artist to his brother, Pierre Millet; 1893, sold by Pierre Millet to the MFA for $3000. (Accession Date: June 1, 1893)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

about 1840–41

Catalogue Raisonné

Murphy 1

Dimensions

63.5 x 47 cm (25 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

93.154

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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