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Man Turning over the Soil

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Inscription

Lower right: J. F. Millet

Provenance

About 1853, purchased from the artist by William Morris Hunt, Boston; 1874, sold by Hunt through Doll and Richards, Boston, and bought by 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

about 1847–50

Catalogue Raisonné

Murphy 17

Dimensions

25.1 x 32.4 cm (9 7/8 x 12 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1488

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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