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Man Turning over the Soil

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This print is a proof impression of an unfinished wood engraving, a type of printmaking that involves carving an image on the end grain of a very hard wood, such as box wood. The dynamic hatched lines, which may be evidence of Millet's grappling with this difficult medium, appear deliberately...

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Provenance

PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 10/1/1913 [exact to month]

Credit Line

Frederick Keppel Memorial Bequest

Man Turning over the Soil (Delteil 31)

1863

Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 31; LeBr. 30

Dimensions

14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

M23390

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving on buff oriental paper, proof from the unfinished block

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