LHERMITTE, Léon-Augustin
(b. 1844, Mont Saint-Père, Aisne, d. 1925, Paris)

Soup of the Child

Pastel on paper, 53 x 53 cm
Private collection

Lhermitte's subject matter rarely deviated from the peasants and rural life of his youth. The most profound influence upon his work was Jean François Millet who, like Lhermitte, was equally adept with pastel as with oil.

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