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Bird's-Nesters

Jean-François Millet1874

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Known for his realistic portrayals of French peasants, Millet produced this painting at the very end of his life. He based the scene on stories from his childhood that told of great flights of wild pigeons. When the birds settled in trees at night, the peasants blinded them with light from torches and then clubbed hundreds to death.

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  • Title: Bird's-Nesters
  • Date: 1874
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: w36.5 x h29 in (Overall)
  • Artist/Maker: Jean-François Millet, French, 1814 - 1875
  • Provenance: The William L. Elkins Collection, 1924
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: © 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
  • External Link: Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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