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Alfred B. Copeland “The Gleaners” Oil on canvas

Roll over for video transcript Alfred B. Copeland was a gifted 19th Century American painter who followed the well-worn path of artists worldwide when he journeyed to Europe for formal art studies as well as lessons in the art of living. His privileged position in a prominent New England family provided Copeland with the means and the education to take full advantage of his time abroad. “The Gleaners” is Copeland’s superb study of a work by Jules Breton, which hangs today in the Museé D’Orsay but in Copeland’s day could be found in the collection of the Louvre. Copeland spent many hours at the Louvre, honing his eye and perfecting his painterly technique. The subject of this large and beautiful oil on canvas will be familiar to anyone versed in French art of the late 19th century. “The Gleaners” is estimated at $4,000 to $6,000.

Catalog Information

(American 1840-1909)
“The Gleaners”
Oil on canvas
26 7/8 x 52 1/8 inches
Signed dated and annotated lower right: Alfred B. Copeland '77 d'apres Jules Breton 1839.
Estimate: $4,000/6,000


Fine Art
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