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The Whisper
Jean-François Millet

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 Jean-François Millet
Artist dates 1814 - 1875
Full title The Whisper
Date made about 1846
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 45.7 x 38.1 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number NG2636
Location in Gallery Not on display
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