Image Resources | Currently on View in Jane H. Fortune Gallery
In this scene a mother and her children are assembled in flat profile or frontal poses, with serious expressions and large, coarse hands. The patterns of their aprons, much admired by Sérusier, are decorative features that enliven this rather somber view of Breton life.
The family is set amid the granite rocks and dense woods of Huelgoat, an inland town where Sérusier summered from 1891 to 1893. The regular spacing of the trees and the broad zones of color in the background reinforce the image's flat patterns.