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Copy Oil Painting after Jean-François Millet "The Gleaners"

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after Jean-François Millet (French; 1814 – 1875)
The Gleaners, dated to late 19th century
Oil painting on canvas

A late 19th or early 20th century copy oil painting on canvas after Jean-François Millet’s The Gleaners (Des Glaneuses). This Realist piece depicts three peasant women gleaning a field of wheat after harvest. Arising from the Barbizon school, Millet’s painting depicts the working class laborers in a sympathetic manner that was shocking to the middle- and upper-class attendees of the 1857 Salon in Paris. After Millet’s death, the piece has become one of his most well-known and it now located at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. This copy painting is a smaller-scale study of the original and is presented in a wooden frame with wire to the verso for hanging.


- craquelure throughout painting with pin-head sized areas of paint loss, concentrated to upper third of composition; stretcher marks to canvas; some lost tension in stretched canvas; discoloration to varnish; overpainting present in figures; scuffs, marks, and gouges to frame surface.


25.0" W x 18.0" H x 1.5" D

- measures frame; visible image measures 21" W x 14" H.

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