Atger [sold, Pillet, Paris, March 12, 1874, lot 67]
Anne Wertheimer, German, 1898 - 1981
Christian Humann, Switzerland
Bruce Livie, [Arnoldi-Livie, Munich]
Heirs of William H. Crocker, American, 1861 - 1937
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Man with a Hoe
Jean-François Millet (French, 1814 - 1875)
Black chalk and white chalk heightening on buff paper
28.1 × 34.9 cm (11 1/16 × 13 3/4 in.)
Sometimes, in places where the land is sterile, you see figures hoeing and digging. From time to time one raises himself and straightens his back, ...wiping his forehead with the back of his hand. 'Thou shalt eat thy bread in the sweat of thy brow.' Is this the gay, jovial work some people would have us believe in? But nevertheless, to me it is true humanity and great poetry.
Thus wrote Jean-François Millet about his favorite subject, agricultural laborers. Despite his philosophical intentions, these subjects earned him accusations of Socialist leanings. When he exhibited Man with a Hoe at the
In this drawing, Millet concentrated on the man, showing his face as less brutish, less exhausted, and more defined than in the finished painting. He used subtle additions of white chalk to render the clouds in the sky and the sun's
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Visual Arts; English–Language Arts