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 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 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, with a Baby in a Highchair Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver near an Open Window Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver Facing Right Vincent van Gogh The Painter at His Easel Honore Daumier Peasants from Mur Camille Corot The Painter Honore Daumier The Engraving Dealers Honore Daumier The seller of oranges Georges Seurat Stone breakers, Le-Raincy Georges Seurat 1 Load more Advertisement.