The Flight into Egypt, c. 1864 by Jean-François Millet (French, 1814 - 1875)
Jean-François Millet
French, 1814 - 1875

The Flight into Egypt

c. 1864
Conté crayon, pen and black ink and black pastel, over gray washes, on paper
12 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches (31.12 x 39.37 centimeters)

stamped with initials lower right: JFM


Estate of the Artist
Vente Millet, Paris, 10-11 May 1875, no. 202 or 203
J. Pierpont Morgan, NY
Mrs. Herbert L. Satterlee, NY (daughter of the above, by descent)
Philip Kappel, New Milford, CT
Mrs. Frasier McCann, NY
Sale of the above, Sotheby's NY, Dec 5, 1975, lot 171
Now in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

Hyogo, Japan, Museum of Modern Art, "Millet, Corot, and the School of Barbizon," April 19-May 8, 1980, cat. D12, cat. by Annie Paule Quinsac; also traveled to the Seibu Museum, Tokyo, March 15-April 14, 1980; The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan, May 24-June 15, 1980; The Hiroshima Prefectural Museum, June 21-July 13, 1980; and The Kitakyushu Museum, Kitakyushu, Japan, July 19-August 10, 1980.

Alfred Sensier, La vie et l’oeuvre de J.-F. Millet (Paris, 1881), pp. 246-8.
Étienne Moreau-Nélaton, Millet raconté par lui-même, vol. II (Paris, 1921), p. 155, fig. 191.
Arts Council of Great Britain, Jean-François Millet (London, 1976), p. 153.
Quinsac, Annie Paule, Millet, Corot and the School of Barbizon, The Museum of Modern Art, Hyogo, Japan, 1980: cat. D12.

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