(b. 1827, Courrières, d. 1906, Paris)

Small Gleaner Sitting in the Field

c. 1853
Oil on canvas, 38 x 30 cm
Private collection

Jules Breton was one of the primary painters of peasant themes in the nineteenth century, strongly influenced by his own native traditions from northern France. He was a painter of daily life with an inherent and substantial understanding of the Italian Renaissance masters, especially Raphael.

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