Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album 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 Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Angelus_(painting) 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 Famous works Oedipus Taken Down from the Tree Jean-Francois Millet · 1847 The Sower Jean-Francois Millet · 1850 The Wood Sawyers Jean-Francois Millet · 1850 - 1852 Harvesters Resting Jean-Francois Millet · 1850 - 1853 The Gleaners Jean-Francois Millet · 1857 Death and the woodcutter Jean-Francois Millet · 1859 The Angelus Jean-Francois Millet · 1857 - 1859 Related Artworks The Angelus (after Millet) Vincent van Gogh Morning, Going to Work Vincent van Gogh Herdsman Constant Troyon Sower (after Millet) Vincent van Gogh Sower Vincent van Gogh Women Mending Nets in the Dunes Vincent van Gogh Sowers Vincent van Gogh Peasant Burning Weeds Vincent van Gogh Two Women in the Moor Vincent van Gogh Weed Burner, Sitting on a Wheelbarrow with his Wife Vincent van Gogh Woman Praying Vincent van Gogh Man Praying Vincent van Gogh Peasants planting potatoes Vincent van Gogh Ploughman with Woman Planting Potatoes Vincent van Gogh The Mower Georges Seurat Peasant with Hoe Georges Seurat Farm Women at Work Georges Seurat Study for 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' Georges Seurat Study for "Un dimanche après midi à l'île de la Grande Jatte" Georges Seurat Woman Fishing and Seated Figures Georges Seurat 1 Load more Advertisement.