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Young Woman Churning Butter

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Lower right: J. F. Millet


May 5-8, 1873, Marquis de La Rochbousseau sale [see note 1], Paris, lot 27, sold to Laurent Richard for 9700 fr.; May 23-25, 1878, Laurent-Richard sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 50, sold to Mrs. Mary J Morgan (d. 1885), New York, for 9800 fr.; March 5, 1886, Morgan Sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 170, sold to Mr. Charles Crocker (b. 1822- d. 1888), Sacramento, for $8100. Possibly with Knoedler Gallery, New York. Possibly with William Schaus, New York [see note 2]. John Stanley Ames (b. 1878- d. 1959), Boston; by descent to Mrs. John S. Ames; 1966, gift of Mrs. Ames to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 1966) Notes: 1 – Marquis de la Rochebousseau was a pseudonym for the Belgian art dealer Leon Gauchez (b. 1825 – d. 1907) 2- Information based upon the presence of labels on the back of the work as noted in the MFA curatorial file.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John S. Ames

about 1848–51

Catalogue Raisonné

Murphy 20


56.8 x 35.8 cm (22 3/8 x 14 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on panel