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Faggot Gatherers Returning from the Forest (recto); Woman Holding Laundry. Study for Washerwomen (verso)

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After collecting fallen branches for sale in the village, a routine but exhausting labor in the peasant community of Barbizon, a group of three women emerge from the Fontainebleau forest at dusk. The trees and the trudging women, who carry heavy bundles of sticks (faggots), echo each other in a...

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Provenance

Millet studio sale (Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10-11 May, 1875, lot 127); bought by Richard Hearn for Brimmer; Martin Brimmer (1829-1896, Boston, MA); acquired by MFA July 1876, gift of Martin Brimmer.

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

about 1854

Catalogue Raisonné

Murphy 057; Murphy 61

Dimensions

Sheet: 28.6 x 46.7 cm (11 1/4 x 18 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

76.437

Medium or Technique

Black conté crayon on dark cream wove paper

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