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Creator Name: Millet, Jean-François
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1814 - 1875
Creator Name-CRT: Jean-François Millet
Title: Return from the Fields
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1846
Creation End Date: 1847
Creation Date: c. 1846-1847
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 46.5cm x 38cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower right: "J. F. Millet"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1972.19
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Context: This idealized vision of noble peasant life was painted during a period of intense industrialization in France, accompanied by economic depression and the abandonment of farms. Nostalgic peasant scenes were especially popular in the 1840s, a stark contrast to the disillusionment and tension that would violently surface in the Revolution of 1848. The vague shapes and faces of the family seen here make them symbols of the land, rather than individuals.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1972.19
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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