The Fisherwoman Magnet
This studied portrait of a woman holding fishing nets by the artist Jules Breton (1827–1906) will make a wonderful addition to any home decor.
Breton’s art, with its focus on women laborers, reflects his origins in the rural town of Courrières in northern France. On later visits to Douarnenez, a fishing community in Brittany, Breton was struck by the monumentality not only of its landscape but of its people. He drew and painted portraits of villagers—such as this fisherwoman paused in her work—whom he considered Michelangelesque figures in modern dress.
This magnet is a product made to complement the exhibition Into the Woods: French Drawings and Photographs from the Karen B. Cohen Gift on view at the Morgan Library & Museum June 16 through October 23, 2023.