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Departure for Work (Le Départ pour le Travail)

Jean-François Millet1863

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

  • Title: Departure for Work (Le Départ pour le Travail)
  • Creator: Jean-François Millet
  • Date Created: 1863
  • Subject Keywords: France, genre, labor
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Unsigned
  • Print State: First of seven states
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1937
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching printed in brown ink on laid paper
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: According to a note on original DAC catalog card. “Was Millet''s own proof & was bought from his son in Barbizon in 1891 (Keppel). All others in this state inscribed to Millet’s friends constituting the ‘Society of Ten.’ -GWD” [George W. Davison]
  • Dimensions: 1875
  • Bibliography: Melot 19; Delteil 19; Robert L. Herbert, “Peasants and ‘Primitivism’: French Prints from Millet to Gauguin” (South Hadley, MA: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, 1995) cat. no. 30, pp.44–45.
  • Associated People: Created by Jean-François Millet (French, 1814-1875)
  • Accession Number: 1937.D1.128

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