In this scene we see the in the doorway the miller with his back turned to us in conversation. To the right two people sit on the wall watching the river flow by. Old Mill stones can be seen resting on the walls to the left of the mill owner.
Jean-Charles-Joseph Rémond was a French painter, pupil of Jean-Victor Bertin and Jean-Baptiste Regnault. He won the Prix de Rome award in 1821. Rémond, who devoted himself to landscape history, ceased to exhibit in 1848.