Des Glaneuses (The Gleaners)

BY: JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET - Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France

Date: 1857
Original Medium: oil on canvas
Original Size: 32.9 x 43.3 in.

This work shows three peasant women gathering stray stalks of wheat from a field after the main harvest. It featured sympathetically what were at the time viewed as lower classes of rural society.