barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


MILLET TO MANET

French Prints of the Late 19th Century

The 19th century was a period of immense social and artistic foment in France and throughout Europe, and this display, themed to coincide with the exciting loan to the gallery of Manet’s masterpiece Portrait of Madamoiselle Claus, explores the contrasts and conflicts of the period.

Using a selection of the Barber’s own prints by artists including Millet and Daubigny, Manet and Cezanne, it explores oppositions such as the rural versus the urban, and the historical and traditional versus modernity, with a range of landscapes, genre scenes and historical subjects, as well as portraits of individuals who played a pivotal rôle in French society at the time.

ÉDOUARD MANET (1832-1883)

Charles Baudelaire

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Jean-François Millet (1814 – 1875)

A Milkmaid

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Charles-François Daubigny (1817 – 1878)

A Seascape

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