The Winnower

Oil on canvas | 100.5 x 71cm | c. 1847-8

Jean-François Millet

In a gloomy barn a winnower holds a wide, shallow basket with no lip at the front. With skilful shaking, the chaff could be worked to the front and tipped over the edge, leaving the grain behind. This painting is one of Millet's first to treat the th...
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