Developments in the 19th Century


Art Styles in 19th century - Art Map


The Birth of Realism


Jules Breton


Jules Breton

(b Courrières, Pas-de-Calais, 1 May 1827; d Paris, 5 July 1906).

French painter and writer. After the death of his mother he was brought up in the village of Courrières by his father, grandmother and uncle. The last instilled in him respect for tradition and a commitment to the philosophical ideas of the 18th century. Breton’s father, as supervisor of the lands of the Duc de Duras, encouraged him to develop a deep knowledge of and affection for his native region and its heritage, which remained central to his art.



At the Fountain


The Potato Harvest


The Calling in of the Gleaners


Girl Guarding the Cows


The Vintage at Chateau Lagrange


A Peasant Girl Knitting




Asleep In The Woods


The Woman with the Sunshade


The Shepherd


The Grape Harvest at the Chateau-Lagrange


Young Woman in a Field

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