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LEON LHERMITTE ET LA PAYE DES MOISSONNEURS (Leon Lhermitte and La paye des moissonneurs). Monique Le Pelley Fonteny. Musee d'Orsay, Paris, 1991. Dossiers du Musee d'Orsay, 44. Published by Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 56 pp. with 44 ills. 24 x 17 cm. ISBN 2711824853 In French.
Thoroughly examining a celebrated naturalist work depicting wheat harvesters receiving their wages painted in 1882 by French Salon artist Lhermitte (1844-1925), this catalogue presents illustrations of preparatory drawings and related genre works by the artist along with essays discussing the painting's significance in the context of 19th-century treatments of peasant themes; Lhermitte's personal links to its subject; the history and critical reception of the work; and the memorial sculpture to the artist modeled after a figure in the painting.
Artist(s):Lhermitte, Leon
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1800-1900 — Painting
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054418
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