The Goose Girl (La Petite Gardeuse d’Oise), ca.1867-1870 by Jean-François Millet (French, 1814 - 1875)
Jean-François Millet
French, 1814 - 1875

The Goose Girl (La Petite Gardeuse d’Oise)

ca.1867-1870
Oil with pen and ink on canvas
18 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches (46.99 x 57.15 centimeters)
Framed: 30 x 33 1/2 inches (76.2 x 85.09 centimeters)

Initialed lower right: JFM

Provenance:
Alfred Sensier, Paris.
Sold with the Sensier Collection, 1877, no. 51 as “La Petite Gardeuse d’Oies”
Galerie Templaere, Paris
Acquired in the 1870s by Frederick Lothrop Ames, Boston
By descent through the Ames Family until 1998
With Heinley Fine Arts Ltd., Boston, 1998
Private Collection, USA

Exhibited:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1890, as “Landscape with Geese.” (The annual report lists it as a loan, but it was not part of a specific exhibition)
The Copley Society, Boston, MA, 1908, “The French School of 1830,” no. 133, as “The Goose Girl,” lent by Mary Ames.

This work is accompanied by a letter of authenticity by Alexandra Murphy (6 May 1998).

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