The Gleaners Returning

Sir George Clausen


Oil on canvas

Support: 838 x 660 mm; frame: 1045 x 8066 x 103 mm

Tate Britain (ref. NO2259)

Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1908

The radiant golds and yellowy-greens of autumn leaves and grass are punctuated by tree-trunks, and touched with a soft haze in the sky and distant background. They contrast vividly with the sombre tones of a painting like Winter Work. [Commentary continues below.]

Image kindly released by the Tate under Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND (3.0 Unported) licence. Commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]