Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The Gleaners Jean-Francois Millet Original Title: Les glaneuses Date: 1857 Style: Realism Genre: genre painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 111 x 84 cm Location: Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France Tags: arts-and-crafts Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gleaners File Source: commons.wikimedia.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x505px, View all sizes By far the most recognizable of Millet’s works, The Gleaners depicts a trio of women gleaning the last bits of wheat from a field. Millet found the theme of women gleaning the last bits of wheat an eternal one, linked to stories of the Old Testament. The painting was received by the public with open scorn. It presented what at the time were the lowest ranks of society, taking advantage of the age-old right to remove the last bits of grain left over from wheat harvest, in a sympathetic light. During his lifetime, this painting garnered naught but notoriety from a French upper-class that feared glorifying the lower ranks of society, and it was not until after the artist’s death that it became more popular. Jean-Francois Millet Famous works Oedipus Taken Down from the Tree Jean-Francois Millet · 1847 The Sower Jean-Francois Millet · 1850 The Wood Sawyers Jean-Francois Millet · 1850 - 1852 Harvesters Resting Jean-Francois Millet · 1850 - 1853 The Gleaners Jean-Francois Millet · 1857 Death and the woodcutter Jean-Francois Millet · 1859 The Angelus Jean-Francois Millet · 1857 - 1859 View all 127 artworks Related Artworks Mur (Cotes du Nord) Camille Corot The engraving of Amateurs Honore Daumier The Etching Amateur Honore Daumier Farmer Kneeling Picking Dandelions Camille Corot Mr. Daumier, Your Series... Is... Charming… Honore Daumier Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver near an Open Window Vincent van Gogh Weaver Facing Right Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver Vincent van Gogh Weaver, with a Baby in a Highchair Vincent van Gogh The Painter at His Easel Honore Daumier Peasants from Mur Camille Corot The Painter Honore Daumier The Engraving Dealers Honore Daumier Seine Landscape near Chatou Camille Corot The Grape Harvest at Sevres Camille Corot 1 Load more Advertisement.