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Inscription

on balustrade at lower right, in feigned glyptic capitals: F. MILLET.

Provenance

Henri Rouart [1833-1912], Paris; by inheritance to his son, Ernest Rouart [1874-1942], Paris;[1] (Galerie André Weil, Paris); sold March 1950 to Chester Dale [1883-1962]; bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
1979
French Romanticism, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1979, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1954
Walker, John. "Portrait of Leconte de Lisle." Ladies Home Journal (October 1954): 52, repro.
1963
MacNeil, Neil. "Chester Dale: Collector." McCalls (November 1963): 124, repro.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 45, repro.
1965
Frankfurter, Alfred. "How Great is the Dale Collection?" Art News 64 (May 1965):40-43, 51-53, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 90.
1965
"The Chester Dale Bequest." Apollo (July 1965): 70, repro.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 79, repro.
1971
Lepoittevin, Lucien. Jean François Millet. 2 vols. Paris, 1971: I:69, repro.
1972
DiOrio, Dorothy M. Leconte de Lisle: A Hundred and Twenty Years of Criticism (1850-1970). University of Mississippi, 1972: 232, no. 684, repro. as frontispiece.
1973
Lepoittevin, Lucien. Jean-François Millet, L'ambiguité de l'image, essay. Paris, 1973: 53.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 234, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 438, no. 628, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 269, repro.
2000
Eitner, Lorenz. French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 314-318, color repro.