Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know email@example.com WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. 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 Sower Jean-Francois Millet Original Title: Le semeur Date: 1850 Style: Realism Theme: Sower (1850-1870) Genre: genre painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 101.6 x 82.6 cm Location: Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, MA, US Tags: arts-and-crafts File Source: www.artrenewal.org References: www.mfa.org collection.cmoa.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 463x600px, View all sizes The Sower is Millet's most famous theme and one he repeated several times between 1850 and 1870. For Millet, the subject expressed profound personal and religious beliefs. However, his first version (now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) aroused a storm of controversy when it appeared in the 1850 Paris Salon. Viewers were shocked by Millet's heroic treatment of a lowly peasant at a time when the situation of the French rural poor was degrading, and socialism threatened bourgeois society. The latter version of this painting is now in the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and lithographic version is in the MET, NY. Millet was the artist that van Gogh most revered. Although he never saw Millet’s famous Sower - already in a Boston collection before he was born - van Gogh admired Millet’s other treatments of the theme, and sought to emulate them. 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 View all 127 artworks Related Artworks The Sower Jean-Francois Millet The Sower Jean-Francois Millet The Sower Jean-Francois Millet The Sower, Montfoucault Camille Pissarro Sower (after Millet) Vincent van Gogh The Sower (after Millet) Vincent van Gogh Sower Vincent van Gogh The Sower Outskirts of Arles in the Background Vincent van Gogh The Sower (Sower with Setting Sun) Vincent van Gogh Sower Vincent van Gogh The Sower Ivan Grohar The Sower Eileen Agar Mur (Cotes du Nord) Camille Corot The engraving of Amateurs Honore Daumier Mr. Daumier, Your Series... Is... Charming… Honore Daumier The Etching Amateur Honore Daumier Farmer Kneeling Picking Dandelions Camille Corot Weaver Facing Right Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh 1 Load more Advertisement.