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Young Woman Spinning

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This delightful work was almost certainly prepared to appeal to a growing market of drawings collectors and connoisseurs. Millet's virtuosic handling of a rust-colored crayon to fluidly describe the agile movements of a spinner and animate her surroundings reveals his knowledge, and mastery, of...

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Inscription

With "J. F. M." stamp lower left (Lugt 1460)

Provenance

Millet estate (Lugt 1460); Alfred Strölin, Paris; Galerie de Bayser, Paris; acquired February 1963

Credit Line

Charles Hitchcock Tyler Residuary Fund

1850–52

Catalogue Raisonné

Murphy 023

Dimensions

25.7 x 17.3 cm (10 1/8 x 6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.141

Medium or Technique

Sanguine conté crayon on beige laid paper

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