This traveling Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875) exhibition has finally reached Tokyo’s Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo, bringing his masterpiece “The Sower” to the city for the first time in 30 years.
“The Sower” is the first painting recognized in art history to feature agriculture as its main subject. The exhibition not only presents 25 works by Millet, the founder of the Barbizon School of France, but also 64 other works, including those of fellow Barbizon painters Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz and Theodore Rousseau, as well as by Claude Monet and other French artists; Oct. 17-Jan. 12.
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; 2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Nijubashimae Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. except holidays till 8 p.m.). ¥1,600. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600; www.mimt.jp/english