Artist Jean-François Millet, French, 1814-1875
Title
  • Madame Catherine Chancoigne
Date 1841
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 28 3/4 × 23 1/2 inches (73 × 59.7 cm)
Framed: 35 1/2 × 30 3/8 × 4 3/8 inches (90.2 × 77.2 × 11.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 77.23
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower right: Millet
Inscriptions Inscribed, back of canvas: CATHERINE | CHANCOIGNE | 1841
collection of Chancoigne-Roumy family (Turqueville, France);
until 1933, by descent to Bernard Roumy;
November 25, 1933, auction of Bernard Roumy by (Hôtel Drouot, Paris, France), lot 77;
1933, purchased by (Feuardent Frères, Paris, France);
1933, private collection (Geneva, Switzerland);
by 1977, (Heim Gallery, London, England);
1977-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Lepoittevin, L. Jean-Francois Millet Portraitiste, Essai et Catalogue. Paris, 1971, no. 47.

"Annual Report 1976/1977," Bulletin of the DIA 56, no. 1 (1977): pp. 10, 23, 25, 27, (fig. 12).

"La Chronique des Arts Principales Acquisitions des Musées en 1977," Gazette des Beaux-Arts Supplement 1310 (March 1978): p. 52, no. 231 (ill.).

Mosby, Dewy F. The Figure in Nineteenth-Century French Painting. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 1978, p. 39, cat. 12 (ill.).

Cummings, Frederick J., ed. Selected Works from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1979, p. 110, no. 81 (ill.).

Wright, Christopher. The World’s Master Paintings: From the Early Renaissance to the Present Day, vol. 1. London and New York, 1992, p. 589.