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Jean-François Millet

Gruche, Gréville-Hague 1814 - Barbizon 1875
French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France
(Wikipedia)
Henri Chapu & Jean Ernest Boutellier
1892

Cherbourg-Octeville /  Jean-François Millet   Cherbourg-Octeville /  Jean-François Millet

Description

Marble bust on a high pedestal. At the foot of the pedestail is a bronze allegorical group representing a peasant woman, a familiar figure in Millet's paintings, her child in her arms that tends wildflowers to the painter. The pedestal has behind the bust an oak with an owl and at the base the rocks of Gréville rocks. The monument combines marble for the bust, bronze for the group and granite for the pedestal.

Cherbourg-Octeville - Jean-François Millet Cherbourg-Octeville - Jean-François Millet
Cherbourg-Octeville - Jean-François Millet Cherbourg-Octeville - Jean-François Millet

Inscription(s)

a J.F.
MILLET
1814
1875

ses amis
ses admirateurs
1892

Annotation

The monument was originally designed by Chapu and after his death finished by Bouteillier, he redesigned the bust and added the allegorical group.

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Location (N 49°37'56" - W 1°36'55")

Item Code: frbn101; Photograph: 7 August 2015
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