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Buckwheat Harvest, Summer

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Stamped, lower right: J. F. Millet


1868/1874, Frédéric Hartmann, Paris (original commission) [see note 1]; May 7, 1881, Hartmann sale, Paris, lot 5. By 1887, Quincy Adams Shaw (b. 1825 - d. 1908), Boston [see note 2]; 1917, gift of Quincy Adams Shaw, through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917) NOTES: [1] This painting represents summer in a set of the Four Seasons commissioned by Hartmann in 1868. See Alexandra R. Murphy, "Jean-François Millet" (Boston: MFA, 1984), pp. 221-223, cat. no. 150. [2] E. Durand-Gréville, "La Peinture aux États-Unis," Gazette des Beaux-Arts 36 (1887): 68, mentions this painting in Shaw's collection (called "Récolte du sarrasin").

Credit Line

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Murphy 150


85.4 x 111.1 cm (33 5/8 x 43 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas