I tosatori di pecore

Millet, I tosatori di pecore.jpg
Autore: 
Millet, Jean-François (1814-1875)
Titolo: 
I tosatori di pecore
Altri titoli: 
The sheep-shearers
Periodo: 
XIX secolo
Datazione: 
non datato (1857-1861)
Classificazione: 
Dipinto
Tecnica e materiali: 
Olio su tela
Dimensioni (altezza x larghezza in centimetri): 
41,2 x 28,5
Annotazioni: 
Stampigliatura in rosso in basso a destra: J. F. Millet
Luogo di conservazione: 
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA
Acquisizione: 
Dono di Honoré e Potter Palmer, 1922
Identificativo: 
1922.417

Provenienza:

  • Successione dell'artista; vendita, Hôtel Drouot, Parigi, 10 - 11 maggio 1875, lotto 26.
  • James Duncan, Londra, nel 1880; venduto a Boussod, Valadon & Cie., 12 aprile 1886.
  • Boussod, Valadon & Cie., venduto a Henri Poidatz, Parigi, 22 maggio 1886.
  • Henri Poidatz, Parigi, rivenduto a Boussod, Valadon & Cie., 17 dicembre 1888.
  • Boussod, Valadon & Cie., venduto a Potter Palmer, 30 marzo 1889.
  • Potter Palmer, Chicago, 1889-1902.
  • Bertha Honoré Palmer, in eredità da suo marito Potter Palmer, 1902-1908.
  • Honoré e Potter Palmer, in eredità dalla loro madre Bertha Honoré Palmer, 1908; donato all'Art Institute, 1922.

Mostre:

  • The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 19th Annual Exhibition, 1880, n° 31 del catalogo.
  • Paris, l’École des Beaux-Arts, Exposition des œuvres de J. F. Millet, 1887, n° 45 del catalogo.
  • Paris, Galérie Georges Petit, Exposition de chefs-d’œuvre de l’école française, 2 - 31 maggio 1910, n° 120 del catalogo.
  • Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1 giugno - novembre 1933, n° 256 del catalogo.
  • Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1 giugno - 1 novembre 1934, n° 199C del catalogo.
  • Toledo Museum of Art, Artists Unappreciated in Their Day, 5 novembre - 10 dicembre 1939, n° 6 del catalogo.
  • Denver Art Museum, Man at Work, 2 marzo - 27 aprile 1952, senza numero di catalogo.
  • Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University, A Festival of Fine Arts, 26 febbraio - 10 marzo 1956, n° 3 del catalogo.
  • Theo van Gogh, 1857 - 1891: Art Dealer, Collector and Brother of Vincent, Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, 9 maggio - 22 agosto 1999, e Paris, Musée d’Orsay, settembre 20, 1999 - gennaio 9, 2000, nr. 89 del catalogo.

Bibliografia:

  • Alfred Sensier, Jean-François Millet: Peasant and Painter, traduzione di Helena de Kay (Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1881), p. 139.
  • D. Appleton and Company, Appletons’ Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1888, vol. 8 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1889), p. 335.
  • Lucy Monroe, “Chicago Letter" in The Critic, new series, vol. 20 (1893), p. 30.
  • Julia Ady, “Jean-François Millet" in Masters in Art 1, 8 (1900), senza numero di pagina (illustrato)
  • Louis Soullié, Peintures, Aquarelles, Pastels, Dessins de Jean-François Millet (Paris: L. Soullié, 1900), p. 25.
  • Romain Rolland, Millet (London: Duckworth & Co., 1902), p. 85 (illustrato).
  • Walther Gensel, Millet und Rousseau (Bielefeld und Leipzig: Velhagen & Klasing, 1902), pp. 25 (illustrato), 48, fig. 16.
  • Art Institute of Chicago, “Accessions and Loans: marzo - aprile 1922" in Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 16, 3 (1922), p. 47.
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture and Paintings (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1922), p. 68, no. 829.
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Sculpture, Architecture, and Paintings (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1923), p. 68, no. 829.
  • “Millets in the Art Institute" in Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 18, 7 (1924), pp. 88, 89 (illustrato).
  • Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1925), pp. 50 (illustrato), 51, 146, no. 829.
  • Paul Gsell, Masters of Modern Art: Millet (London: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited, 1928), pl. 14.
  • Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1932), pp. 46 (illustrato), 47, 164.
  • “The Rearrangement of the Painting Galleries" in Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 27, 7 (1933), p. 114 (illustrato).
  • Art Institute of Chicago, A Brief Illustrated Guide to the Collections (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1935), p. 27.
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1961), p. 313.
  • Robert L. Herbert, “Millet Reconsidered" in Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 1 (1966), pp. 39, 59, fig. 12.
  • Alexandra R. Murphy, Jean-François Millet, catalogo della mostra (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1984), p. 71 n. 1.
  • Roger Billcliffe, The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 1861 - 1989: A Dictionary of Exhibitors at the Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, vol. 3 (Glasgow: The Woodend Press, 1992), p. 231.
  • Richard Thomson, “Theo van Gogh: An Honest Broker" in Chris Stolwijk and Richard Thomson, Theo van Gogh, 1857 - 1891: Art Dealer, Collector and Brother of Vincent, catalogo della mostra (Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum, 1999), pp. 90, 97 (illustrato), 201 - 202 n. 112, n° 89.
  • Frances Fowle, “West of Scotland Collectors of Nineteenth-Century French Art" in Vivien Hamilton, Millet to Matisse: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century French Painting from Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow, catalogo della mostra (New Haven and London: Yale University Press and Glasgow Museums, 2002), pp. 48 - 49 n. 28.
  • Andrew M. Watson, James Duncan: An Enlightened Victorian (Edinburgh: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2010), p. 54 (illustrato).
  • Chantal Georgel, Millet (Paris: Citadelles & Mazenod, 2014), pp. 321, 322 - 23, fig. 309.