Noonday Rest
Jean-Francois Millet -- French painter (1814-1875) 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Pastel and black conté crayon on buff wove paper
29.2 x 41.9 cm (11 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)
Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton 17.1511
 Jpg: MFA

Jean-Francois Millet in Juxtaposition:
Jean-Francois Millet

Noonday Rest
John Singer Sargent

Noon after Jean-Francois Millet
c. 1875
Vincent van Gogh

Noon: Rest from Work (after Millet)
January, 1890




By 1875,commissioned from the artist by Emile Gavet, Paris; sold by Gavet at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 11-12, 1875, no. 60, and bought by Détrimont (probably for Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston). Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston; 1917, given to the MFA by Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy A. Shaw, Jr. and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917) 


Created 3/22/2004