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- Object: Les Moissonneurs
Summer reapers arriving in the Pontine Marshes, after Robert: a party of Italian farmers in a wheatfield, some on a cart drawn by two oxen with man standing between the animals; on the left a group of three women, one of whom is seen carrying a bunch of wheat ears; on the right, man dancing and another playing bagpipes; touched proof. 1854
Etching, touched with graphite, on chine collé
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Height: 169 millimetres
Width: 243 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- After a painting exhibited at the Salon in 1831 and now in the Louvre (inv.7663). The painting was one of a series of four planned by Leopold Robert and representing the four seasons, each set in a different part of Italy. Only Spring, Summer and Winter were executed.
The Bibliographie de France records four plates engraved by Joubert after Robert on 19 August 1854: 'Les Moissonneurs', 'La Madone de l'Arc', 'Les Pêcheurs' (1st version), and 'Les Pêcheurs' (2nd version).
For untouched early state see 1885,1010.8.
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