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The Harvesters
Artist Pieter Brueghel the Elder
Year 1565
Type Oil on wood
Dimensions 119 cm × 162 cm (46⅞ in × 63¾ in)
Location Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

The Harvesters is an oil on wood painting by Pieter Bruegel in 1565. The painting is one in a series of six works, five of which are still extant, that depict different times of the year. As in many of his paintings, the focus is on peasants and their work. Notably, some of the peasants are shown eating while others are harvesting, a diachronic (relating to phenomena — ideas/language/culture — as they occur or change over a period of time) depiction of both the production and consumption of food. The painting is currently located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City.

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