Reapers Resting in a Wheat Field

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Reapers Resting in a Wheat Field
ArtistJohn Singer Sargent
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions71.1 cm × 91.4 cm (28.0 in × 36.0 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art

Reapers Resting in a Wheat Field is a late 19th-century painting by American impressionist John Singer Sargent. Done in oil on canvas, the painting a scene set in a wheat field near the village of Broadway, Worcestershire.[1]


The painting depicts a group of English wheat farmers resting in their field during harvest. The titular reapers are seated in a semicircle, with their sickles stuck in the ground. As is evident by the stacks of wheat in the field, the harvest is well underway. The sky in the background is slightly overcast, while a brace of trees provides a stark, green backdrop that contrasts the yellow field of wheat. Aspects of the painting consist of long, wavy brushstrokes, a style in tune with Sagent's impressionist proclivities.[1][2]

Sargent spent the fall of 1885 in the Cotswolds of Southern England, where the image was painted.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Reapers Resting in a Wheat Field". Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  2. ^ ""Reapers Resting in a Wheat Field" by John Singer Sargent". Retrieved 2018-06-08.