The Whisper

The title is traditional; in the 19th century the picture was called 'Peasant and Child'. This picture was probably painted in about 1846, and is one of a number of pastoral subjects painted by Millet during his early career in his so-called 'manière fleurie'.

Key facts

Artist dates
1814 - 1875
Full title
The Whisper
Date made
about 1846
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
45.7 x 38.1 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery