The Feast of Saint John

Jules-Adolphe-Aimé-Louis Breton, French, 1827 - 1906

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
c. 1875

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
13 1/2 x 24 1/8 inches (34.3 x 61.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 155, European Art 1850-1900, first floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 906

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Label:
Since ancient times, peasants have celebrated the longest days of summer with festivities. This dance around a fire marks the feast of Saint John the Baptist on June 24, an important occasion in France.


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