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Reapers Resting in a Wheat Field

Artist:
John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London)
Date:
1885
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950
Accession Number:
50.130.14
Not on view
Sargent spent the summer and fall of 1885 in Broadway, a village in the English Cotswolds popular with many English and American artists and writers. This fluidly painted landscape conveys the pleasures of his rural idyll. The bright palette reflects the warmth of the midday sun, while Sargent’s sickle-shaped brushstrokes and impressionist technique evoke the reapers’ tools and labor.
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