La Bouillie (Woman Feeding Her Child 'porridge') by Jean Francois Millet

La Bouillie (Woman Feeding Her Child porridge) by Jean Francois Millet

La Bouillie (Woman Feeding Her Child 'porridge')

Jean Francois Millet

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Title

La Bouillie (Woman Feeding Her Child 'porridge')

 
Artist
Year
1861  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
6 1/16 x 5 1/8" image 
Signature
plate signed, lower left 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
plate dated ll 
Reference
Melot M17; Deltiel 17 
Paper
fine cream India collaged to white wove support 
State
v/v; published 
Publisher
Gazette des Beaux Arts 
Inventory ID
13883 
Price
$1,250.00 
Description

A portrait of Mme. Heymann, Millet’s daughter, feeding her child gruel (porridge).

"La Bouillie" was produced at the request of Burty to illustrate his Gazette des Beaux-Arts article of 1861. Burty tells the story how on June 10,1861, Millet and Delatre's assistant created the image in four states (a total of about 19 proofs). The fourth state, like this impression, had the printing with letters "Gazette des Beaux Arts" and "Impe A Delatre, Paris."

State five was a reprinting for Roger Marx's "Etudes sur l'ecole Francais", Paris, 1903.

Sate six was a reprinting for Andre Marty's "L'Impriere et les Procedes de Gravure aux XXe Siecle."

There is an area of pinholes creating initials “UM” in the lower right corner of the image. There is a patch on verso and it stamped by "Université de Lisle" museum.

 
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