Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844–1925)
Sorting the Catch, 1878
Charcoal on laid paper, 18 1/2 x 26 in.
Signed lower right: L L; Atelier stamp: L L
This drawing, which is squared for transfer, forms part of a large group of (detail) studies related to this composition of fishers emptying their boat and women sorting the catch. While these drawings suggest that Lhermitte made a larger oil painting or finished pastel of this composition, no such work is presently known.