2017 Orsay: Jean-François Millet 1859 L’Angélus

Jean-François Millet: The Angelus Prayer, 1859

Jean-François Millet: The Angelus Prayer, 1859.
As infin­itely repro­duced as the angels of Rafael’s Sistine Madonna. Dalí was obsessed with it: He was cer­tain that the paint­ing depic­ted not a pray­er, but the funer­al of the couple’s child. Eventually the museum relen­ted and had it x‑rayed over at the Louvre’s lav. Some accounts would have you believe that they found an over­painted coffin, child-size – in fact there is an over­painted shape, but hardly a clearly dis­tin­guish­able one.