Peasant Digging (Bêcheur au travail)

Jean-François Millet1863

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University


  • Title: Peasant Digging (Bêcheur au travail)
  • Creator: Jean-François Millet
  • Date Created: 1863
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Unsigned
  • Print State: First of two states, before background was cut away
  • 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: Woodcut printed in black on laid paper
  • Keywords: agriculture, France, genre, labor, peasants, print states
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Dimensions: Image dimensions: 142 mm x 106 mm (5.59 in. x 4.17 in.). Sheet dimensions: 333 mm x 222 mm (13.11 in. x 8.74 in.).
  • Bibliography: Melot 31; Delteil 31; LeBrun 30
  • Associated People: Created by Jean-François Millet (French, 1814-1875)
  • Accession Number: 1937.D1.138