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View of farm buildings across a field

  • Description

    The content and composition of this drawing are remarkably similar to small watercolour Xu Bing drew just over a century later, depicting a scene near his home at Peking University.

  • Details

    Associated place
    Europe France (Gréville) (place of creation)
    Europe France (Gréville) (subject)
    6 August 1871
    Jean-François Millet (1814 - 1875) (artist)
    Material and technique
    graphite, black chalk or crayon, pen, and brown ink, touched with green, blue-green, and red crayon on wove paper
    sheet 17.8 x 22.5 cm (height x width)
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    Bequeathed by Percy Moore Turner, 1951.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 28 February-19 May 2013, Xu Bing Landscape/Landscript: Nature as Language in the Art of Xu Bing, Shelagh Vainker, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 19 on p. 54, pp. 16, 52, 155, illus. p. 54 fig. 19

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