Once heralded by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as “America’s Best Loved Picture,” this painting by Jules Adolphe Breton (1884) made the cover of Willa Cather’s novel of the same name.
Many decades later, the sight of a peasant woman in a field at sunrise also inspired a young struggling actor, Bill Murray, to keep moving forward.
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More about the artist and the painting at The Art Institute of Chicago.
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