This drawing is one of more than 50 related to the artist's elaborate painting The Apple Market at Landerneau, exhibited at the Salon of 1878 (see photo). The scene is one of several that Lhermitte made focusing on peasants from Brittany, a region in northwestern France that was known for its picturesque traditional dress and its religious piety.

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  • Title: The Apple Market at Landerneau
  • Creator: Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844-1925)
  • Date Created: 1878
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 27.2 x 38.9 cm (10 11/16 x 15 5/16 in.); Image: 26.6 x 27.7 cm (10 1/2 x 10 7/8 in.)
  • Provenance: Studio of the artist, (Galerie Kiener-Fischer, Paris, sold to Mrs. Muriel Butkin), Mrs. Muriel Butkin, Shaker Heights, OH, bequeathed to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/2008.356
  • Medium: pen and brown ink over tracing in red chalk
  • Inscriptions: signed, lower left, in brown ink: L. Lhermitte; verso, upper left, in graphite: Le marché aux pommes / à Landerneau
  • Department: Drawings
  • Culture: France, 19th century
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Muriel Butkin
  • Collection: DR - French
  • Accession Number: 2008.356

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