La Becquée
Jean-François Millet - circa 1860
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Millet wanted to compare the feeding of these young children with that of a mother hen feeding her chicks, thus the title of his composition. As with much of the artist's output, the work evokes the labours of the peasants of Normandy.
Owner/Location: Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille  (France - Lille)
Dates: circa 1860
Artist age:Approximately 46 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 74 cm (29.13 in.), Width: 60 cm (23.62 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 18 July 2014.
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