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.
Lower center: J. F. Millet
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)
Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton