The Nut Gatherers (1882) is an example of the sort of idyllic, sentimental scene for which William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) is well known. Two young girls are shown sitting together in the woods, dressed simply and barefoot. Their quiet repose suggests both the vulnerability of youth and the carefree world of simple pleasures before the responsibilities of adulthood begin.
Enjoy this beautifully made reproduction of the original oil on canvas, a favorite among visitors to the Detroit Institute of Arts. The painting was donated to the museum by William E. Scripps in 1954. The archival print is double matted and framed in gold wood.
Image Dimension: 7 x 10.5 inches
Frame Dimensions: 12.5 x 15.5 inches