The Wheat Sifters
|The Wheat Sifters|
|Dimensions||131 cm × 167 cm (52 in × 66 in)|
|Location||Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes|
The Wheat Sifters (Les Cribleuses de Blé) is an 1854 painting by Gustave Courbet.
It was exhibited at the Salon of 1855 in Paris, then in 1861 at the ninth exhibition of the Society of Friends of the Art of Nantes, which then bought the painting for the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes.
Both young women are probably the two sisters of Courbet: Zoe (in the center) and Juliet (seated). The boy could be Désiré Binet, the illegitimate son of the painter.
- Histoire-image.org Retrieved 4 June 2009
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