The Nut Gatherers (1882) is an example of the idyllic, sentimental scene for which Bouguereau 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 privileged world of simple pleasures before the responsibilities of adulthood begin. The artist's reliance on traditional techniques, such as precise detailing and smooth, nearly invisible brushstrokes, added appeal to such popular subjects.
Enjoy this idyllic scene in the form of a magnet for your home or office.
Magnet Dimensions: approximately 3.75 x 2.5 inches.
About the Artwork:
William Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825 - 1905)
The Nut Gatherers, 1882
Oil on canvas
34 1/2 x 52 3/4 inches
Gift of Mrs. William E. Scripps