Millet, Barbizon, and Fontainebleau

Millet, Barbizon, and Fontainebleau

4F Boston Gallery 5F Open Gallery
April 19(Sat.), 2014 – August 31(Sun.), 2014

Young Shepherdess

Jean-François Millet 《Young Shepherdess》about 1870–73
Gift of Samuel Dennis Warren 77.249

In April 2014, Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston celebrate the 15th anniversary of the partnership with Millet, Barbizon, and Fontainebleau. The exhibition also marks the 200th anniversary of Jean-François Millet’s (1814-1875) birth and examines the extraordinary contributions of this artist and the Barbizon school to figural and landscape painting. Highlighting the major figures working in the Fontainebleau and Barbizon regions of France in the mid-19th century, it includes important paintings by Camille Corot, and Théodore Rousseau among others. The show also examines the artistic heirs, such as Julien Dupr and early Monet, to the Barbizon School. In addition to The Sower, Millet’s Young Shepherdess (about 1870–1873) will travel from Boston to Japan, bringing two of the artist’s large, iconic portraits of rural life to Nagoya.

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