Henry Moret and the Generous Harvest Season

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With this 1891 painting, French artist Henry Moret provides a synthetic vision of an authentic Brittany—and prepares to make some dough… Henry Moret (1856-1913), Batteuses au fléau ou Batteuses de blé, 1891, oil on canvas mounted on board, 37 x 50 cm/14.6 x 19.7 in. Estimate: €200,000/220,000 This peaceful scene is like any in the countryside warmed by the summer sun at harvest time. You can almost hear the peasant women singing. And yet it differs in the way it is treated by the artist, Henry Moret, the eulogist of Brittany. His heather-covered cliffs descending into the blue of the sea are deeply appealing, but he also had an

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