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Prints and Authors in the Time of Manet

Jean-François Millet
French, 1814–1875

The Wool Carder

Etching, about 1855–56
Museum purchase, 1929.35

Jean-François Millet specialized in genre figure painting and was often inspired by the rural domestic life in the Normandy region of France. Although his subjects were frequently peasants, Millet portrayed them with a quiet dignity and power.