The Gleaners Art Print
In the 1850's, gleaning, the gathering of wheat left after harvesting, was strictly regulated: it had to be done by hand, by women and young children, in non-enclosed fields, and between dawn and dusk. Breton saw nobility in the toil of the gleaners, who work in the heat of the midday sun, yet the overall atmosphere is not one of hardship, but of quiet labour. Breton's native village of Courrières is depicted in the distance.
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Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm (including white border)
Original Painting Information
Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis Breton, French, 1827-1906
The Gleaners, 1854
Oil on canvas, 93 x 138 cm
Presented, Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, 1950