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The Harvest

Charles-Francois Daubigny

The Harvest

Charles-Francois Daubigny
  • Original Title: Moisson
  • Date: 1851; France  
  • Style: Realism
  • Genre: landscape
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: arts-and-crafts, fields-and-plains
  • Dimensions: 196 x 135 cm
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The Harvest (French: la récolte) is an oil on canvas painting by one of the painters of the Barbizon school, Charles-François Daubigny. It was completed in 1851 and is based on Realism style by use of landscape painting genre. The dimensions of the painting is 196 by 135 centimeters and is housed at Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.

In this painting, the whole countryside is marked out in blue squares that seems like a chessboard. All of the activities are picturesquely grouped around a golden blaze such as men doubled over, women hurrying along the narrow paths, and people stooking sheaves of corn and loading carts.

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