painting just might be one of Millet's babies," I said proudly.
She nodded, but her
eyes remained cautious. "I've never heard of this Birdseed guy."
Mee-yay," I said patiently. "François Millet was a French
fellow who lived during the mid-nineteenth century. He wasn't as famous
as some other Realist artists, but he earned his slice of fame. "
"So what makes
you so sure it's a 'Mee-yay?'" she asked.
"For a trained
eye like mine," I reassured her, "it's an easy call. Just look