(b. 1814, Gruchy, d. 1875, Barbizon)
Oil on canvas, 38 x 29 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Millet's early works were modelled on eighteenth-century pastorals, but during the 1840s the influence of Daumier encouraged him to paint in a more vigorous and sober style. His Winnower of 1848 set the seal on this new direction.
The painting was exhibited at the Salon of 1848.