Jean-Francois Millet's "Twilight" Click on the drawing to go back.

History of drawing: In Millet's possession until his death. Sold at Hotel Drouot, Paris June 11-12, 1875
Purchased by Detrimont for Quincy Adams Shaw, Boston
Gift to Boston MFA by Shaw Family 1917

Homer stayed with William Babcock, of Boston, who lived in Barbizon during his one trip to France. Babcock visited Millet daily per Will Low in his "Chronicle of Friendships" 1908 Scribner's.