Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The Angelus Jean-Francois Millet Original Title: L'Angélus Date: 1857-1859 Style: Realism Genre: genre painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 66 x 55.5 cm Location: Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France Tags: couples, fields-and-plains, rituals-and-traditions, prayers File Source: www.artrenewal.org References: www.wikiart.org www.wikiart.org www.wikiart.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 719x600px, View all sizes Millet had originally created this work for an American, Thomas Gold Appleton, who failed to take possession of the piece. Millet later changed the painting to include a steeple in the background and change the name from Prayer for the Potato Crop to The Angelus. The painting changed hands many times, ending with a bidding war between France and America. The painting has also been a source of speculation, due to Salvador Dali’s insistence that the figures are actually praying over their deceased child. Dali was so insistent that the painting was eventually x-rayed, revealing a shape that looked like a small coffin, indicating that Dali may have been right, and that Millet may have originally created the painting with the couple mourning over their small child’s coffin. Jean-Francois Millet: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured works (8) All Artworks by Date (124) All Artworks by Name (124) STYLES Realism (124) GENRES genre painting (64) illustration (1) landscape (12) mythological painting (5) nude painting (nu) (5) portrait (12) religious painting (2) self-portrait (2) sketch and study (20) still life (1) Jean-Francois Millet Featured works (8) All Artworks by Date (124) All Artworks by Name (124) Realism (124) genre painting (64) illustration (1) landscape (12) mythological painting (5) nude painting (nu) (5) portrait (12) religious painting (2) self-portrait (2) sketch and study (20) still life (1) Leconte de Lisle Millet Jean-Francois Portrait Of Eugene Canoville Millet Jean-Francois The Nun's Parrot Millet Jean-Francois Louise-Antoinette Feuardent Millet Jean-Francois Portrait of Javain (Mayor of Cherbourg) Millet Jean-Francois Self-Portrait Millet Jean-Francois The Comtesse of Valmont Millet Jean-Francois Portrait of Armand Ono Millet Jean-Francois Shepherds of Arcadia Millet Jean-Francois Portrait of Pauline Ono Millet Jean-Francois Offering to Pan Millet Jean-Francois Portrait of a man Millet Jean-Francois Young woman Millet Jean-Francois Young girl playing mandolin Millet Jean-Francois Oedipus Taken Down from the Tree Millet Jean-Francois The bather Millet Jean-Francois The Blacksmith and His Bride Millet Jean-Francois The rock of Castel Vendon Millet Jean-Francois The Winnower Millet Jean-Francois The Sower Millet Jean-Francois 1 2 Load more Advertisement.