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The Return of the Reapers  1886

by Henry Herbert La Thangue

La Thangue was born in Croydon, but he trained in Paris and was particularly inspired by French artists. The work of Gustave Courbet and Jules Bastien-Lepage encouraged him to paint realist rural pictures, and he was also influenced by the Impressionists’ commitment to painting before nature. In France, La Thangue adopted the ‘square brush’ technique used here to striking ...
1190 x 695 mm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Tate Britain