standing man at left wearing dark coat and hat, with an X-shaped tool affixed to the end of a pole; seated man in dark coat next to a fire with blue smoke at right

Woodworkers, Forest of Montlignon, 1908

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Bequest of Harry Drakeexpand_more  2013.35.658

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One lumberjack tries to split a log, while another—bundled up and sitting by a fire—fends off the cold. Even into the 1900s, lumberjacks in the forests of Montlignon, just 10 miles north of Paris, lived and worked in simple huts.

Details
Title
Woodworkers, Forest of Montlignon
Artist Life
1849–1918
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.35.658
Provenance
[Eric G. Carlson, New York, until 1998; sold in August for TRKL.TO to Harry Drake]; Harry Drake, St. Paul (1998-d. 2012; bequeathed to MIA)
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standing man at left wearing dark coat and hat, with an X-shaped tool affixed to the end of a pole; seated man in dark coat next to a fire with blue smoke at right