Artist Francis Davis Millet, American, 1846-1912
Title
  • Reading the Story of Oenone
Date ca. 1883
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 30 × 57 7/8 inches (76.2 × 147 cm)
Framed: 51 1/8 × 78 3/4 × 5 3/8 inches (129.9 × 200 × 13.7 cm)
Credit Line Detroit Museum of Art Purchase, Art Loan Fund and Popular Subscription Fund
Accession Number 83.1
Department American Art before 1950
On View Modern N2BB, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, lower left: F. D. Millet
1883-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Harper's Weekly, April 14, 1883, p. 229.

Detroit Art Loan Exhibition, 1883, no. 498, 49.

National Academy of Design, Exh. cat.1883, no. 462 (fig. 7).

Illustrated Catalogue of the Art Gallery of the Southern Exposition, Louisville, KY, 1884, pp. 37-38.

Bulletin of the DMA 1, 2 (1904): p. 3.

Bulletin of the DMA 4 (1904a): p. 2.

Francis Davis Millet Memorial Meeting, May 10, 1912, no. 26, p. 58 (ill.).

"Detroit Took up Art Just Fifty Years Ago." Art Digest 8 (1933): p. 32.

American Narrative Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1974, no. 78, p 166 (ill.).

Weinberg, H. Barbara. "The Career of Francis Davis Millet." Archives of American Art Journal 17, 1 (1977): pp. 2–18, p. 6 (ill.).

Rivard, Nancy J. "American Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts." The Magazine Antiques 114, 5 (November 1978): pp. 1044–1055 (ill.).

Antiques 114 (1978): 1050 (col. pl. 9).

"Family Art Game": DIA Advertising Supplement, Detroit Free Press, May 20, 1979, p. 23 (ill.).

DIA, 100 Masterworks from the Detroit Institute of Arts, New York, 1985, p. 11 (fig 1).

The Quest for Unity: American Art Between World's Fairs 1876-1893, Exh. cat., DIA. 1983, no. 53 (ill.).