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Watering Horses, Sunset

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The colorism of Japanese woodblock prints may have stimulated Millet's inventive treatment of light, especially the unusual combinations of pink, blue, and green, in this stunning pastel.

Inscription

Lower center: J. F. Millet

Provenance

By 1875, Emile Gavet, Paris; sold by Gavet at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 11-12, 1875, no. 20, and bought by Détrimont (probably for Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston). Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston; 1917, given to the MFA by Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy A. Shaw, Jr. and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton

1866

Dimensions

38.1 x 48.3 cm (15 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

17.1514

Medium or Technique

Pastel and black conté crayon on wove paper, originally cream, now aged to dark cream

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Pastels