A man and woman, shown outdoors planting potatoes. The man tills the soil while the woman standing to his right carries a basket with potatoes.
Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, Potato Planting in the Spring, 1888, pastel and charcoal on paper, mounted on canvas, 16 7/8 x 22 3/8 in. (42.9 x 56.8 cm), Gift of James W. Sight and Dr. Heidi Harman in honor of the 75th anniversary of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2014.21

Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, Potato Planting in Spring, 1888

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doi: 10.37764/78973.5.624

ArtistLéon-Augustin Lhermitte, French, 1844–1925
TitlePotato Planting in Spring
Object Date1888
Alternate and Variant TitlesLa plantation des pommes de terre au printemps; La plantation des pommes de terre
MediumPastel and charcoal on paper, mounted on canvas
Dimensions (Unframed)16 7/8 × 22 3/8 in. (42.9 × 56.8 cm)
Credit LineThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Gift of James W. Sight and Dr. Heidi Harman in honor of the 75th anniversary of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2014.21

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