La famille paysanne (1871-1872)

Millet, Jean-François (1814-1875)

La famille paysanne (The peasant family)
Oil on canvas, 110.4 x 81 cm
National Museum WalesCardiff

The British painter Sickert commented: ‘The sublime man and his stolid spouse face the spectator with all the gravity and symmetry of two caryatids, while the child essays, a baby Samson, the strength of the pillars of his house’. Margaret Davies purchased this work in 1911. (NMW)