Jean-François Millet – The Peasant Painter

Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) was a French painter best known for his depictions of peasant farmers. His works are considered part of the naturalism and realism movements. He was one of the founders of the Barbizon school whose artists focused more on creating realistic works of art, rather than the more popular romantic style of the day. The French landscape was a popular them of the Barbizon school. Many of Millet’s works involve field workers, but he also created a number of portraits and interior scenes. Our collection of patterns includes most of his most recognized works including The Angelus, The Potato Harvest, The Gleaners, The Sheepfold, Woman Baking Bread, Haystacks, The Man with a Hoe, and The Sower.

Patterns Included In This Set

The Sheepfold – Moonlight

Woman Baking Bread

The Sower

The Gleaners

The Angelus

The Potato Harvest

Noonday Rest

Lumberjacks Sawing Wood

The Young Shepherdess


Portrait of a Naval Officer

the Man with the Hoe

The Young Seamstress

Leconte de Lisle

Louise-Antoinette Feuardent

Portrait of Armand Ono

Self Portrait

Portrait of Eugene Canoville

The Rock of Castel Vendon

Going to Work

Peasant Spreading Manure

The Goose Girl

Narcissi and Violets

Spring (Daphnis and Chloë)

The Knitting Lesson


A Norman Milkmaid at Gréville

Seated Nude

The Church at Gréville

Lumberjack Preparing Firewood

In the Auvergne

Self Portrait