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THE LITTLE SEAMSTRESS (sold)

This painting is an interpretation of Jules Breton's 1858 'The Little Seamstress', which captures a young lady absorbed in her craft. The painting was originally in the Realism style.

by JULES BRETON  1827-1906

Known as one of the first “peasant painters”, Breton created beautiful scenes of rural French life. He painted peasant women and men performing their daily activities. Reward and Official decorations were heaped upon him, his paintings were purchased not only by the Emperor but also by collectors in America, Britain & Ireland. However, Breton’s work became eclipsed by the avant-garde movements of the 20th Century and he was eventually forgotten.