Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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The Gleaners
  • George Inness
    born: Newburgh, New York, United States ; died: Bridge of Allan, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • The Gleaners, 1893
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 66 x 91.4 cm
    Canvas/Support: 26 x 36 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1999
Label Text

Two figures in foreground; the one on the right is holding a bunch of wheat(?) in her hands. There are trees in the background. Sun shining in the left background, partially blocked by trees. The time is sunset; the place, a wheat field; the colors are smoky gray-green with russet accents on the wheat, all subordinated to the intense final glow of the sun as it sets behind the trees.