|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||81.4 cm × 92.3 cm (32.0 in × 36.3 in)|
|Location||Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat|
Wood splitters is a 1886 painting by the Australian artist Tom Roberts. The painting depicts three rural labourers "splitting and stacking timber for the preparation of charcoal". Roberts, influenced by the Barbizon school and Jules Bastien-Lepage, would later return to the theme of rural men working in his works A break away! and Shearing the Rams.
The painting was acquired by the Art Gallery of Ballarat in 1961. The work was stolen from the gallery in 1978. A ransom was paid the following year for the safe recovery of the painting from a park in Sydney.
- "Tom Roberts: Wood splitters". Australian collection. Art Gallery of Ballarat. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
- Wood splitters – Art Gallery of Ballarat
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