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Painting by Frank Davis Millet: Artist Bedroom, Antwerp, represented by Childs Gallery

Frank Davis Millet

American (1846-1912)

Artist Bedroom, Antwerp, circa 1871-1873
Oil on canvas

Signed lower left: “F.D. Millet”. Gallery labels verso.

Millet was an American painter, sculptor, and writer who famously died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912.

Sold as a pair with a drawing by Edwin Graves Champney of a Roman Bust of Emperor Vitellius. This same Roman Bust also appears in the background of this painting. Letters and a diary of Champney in the Archives of American Art show that the two artists were close friends and in the same Ancient Sculpture drawing class.

Signature: lower left