- Object type
Going to Work
Jean-François Millet artist
circa 1850 - 1851
oil on canvas
framed: 820 mm x 690 mm x 160 mm; unframed: 560 x 460 mm
This haunting painting of rural labour by Jean-François Millet is widely considered a masterpiece. The oil on canvas painting shows a male and a female peasant crossing the fields in front of an early morning sky. The man has a fork over his shoulder and the woman carries a basket on her head.
Millet’s seminal importance as a painter of peasants is reinforced by the presence in Glasgow Museums collection of works by artists who built on his reputation such as Jules Breton, Léon Lhermitte and Jules Bastien-Lepage.
- Credit Line/Donor
Bequeathed by James Donald, 1905
- ID Number
Kelvingrove French Art Gallery