About This Artwork

Léon Augustin Lhermitte
French, 1844-1925

The Harvesters, 1888/89

Oil on canvas
52.9 x 77.3 cm (20 13/16 x 30 7/16 in.)
Inscribed lower left: L. Lhermitte

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933.1139

Le Pelley Fonteny-Lhermitte cat rais 1991 48

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Paine Art Center and Gardens, Léon Hermitte, September 21–November 10, 1974, cat. 27.

Dallas Museum of Art, Van Gogh’s Sheaves of Wheat, October 22, 2006–January 7, 2007, cat. 37.

Publication History

“News of Current Art,” Chicago Times-Herald (January 26, 1896), p. 36.

Art Institute of Chicago, General Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture and Other Objects in the Museum (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1914), p. 211, no. 2135.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1925), p. 161, no. 2121.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1932), p. 185.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1961), p. 260.

Mary Michele Hamel, “A French Artist: Léon Lhermitte (1844–1925),” (Ph.D. diss., Washington University, 1974), no. 141 (ill.).

Sophie Monneret, Dictionnaire international illustré l’impressionisme et son époque, vol. 1 (Paris: Denoël, 1976), p. 335.

Monique Le Pelley Fonteny, Léon Augustin Lhermitte (1844–1925): Catalogue Raisonné (Paris: Cercle d’Art, 1991), p. 105, no. 48.

Ownership History

William Schaus, New York, by April 17, 1893; sold to Martin A. Ryerson (died 1932), Chicago, April 17, 1893 for $4,250 [according to the receipt of sale, copy in curatorial file]; intermittently on loan to the Art Institute from 1914 [see Art Institute 1914]; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1933.




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