The Runaway Cart

Jean-François Millet (French, 1814–1875)
The Runaway Cart, 1846–50

Charcoal on wove paper
27 1/8 x 20 1/4 inches (68.9 x 51.4 cm); frame: 33 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches (85.7 x 67.9 cm)
Signed in charcoal lower left: J. F. Millet
Evan F. Lilly Memorial, 73.61


ca. 1957–1969, Collection of John Tillotson, England

1969, acquired by Wildenstein Gallery, London

?–1973, H. Shickman Gallery, New York

1973, IU Art Museum purchase from Shickman Gallery


1957, exhibited at the Hazlitt Gallery, London (cat. no. 26)

1965, “The Tillotson Collection,” Hazlitt Gallery, London (cat. no. 54)

November 5–December 5, 1969, "J. F. Millet," Wildenstein Gallery, London

October 17, 1975–January 5, 1976, “Millet Retrospective,” Louvre, Paris

October 24–November 25, 1979, “In Celebration of Drawing,” Paul Rosenberg Gallery, New York

Alternate Titles

La Charette


Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.