The Wheat Sifters

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The Wheat Sifters
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ArtistGustave Courbet
TypeOil painting
Dimensions131 cm × 167 cm (52 in × 66 in)
LocationMusée 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.[1]


  1. ^ Archived 2010-09-09 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 4 June 2009