A loomed textile, originally likely a runner. It depicts various scenes from the famous French Barbizon painter, Jean Francois Millet's (1814 -1875), paintings of The Angelus and The Gleaners.
A French couple praying. The Angelus and Gleaners were, perhaps, some of the most popular engravings of the 19th century.
Many such depictions graced the homes of Americans and endeared these subjects to all people, especially rural persons.
The popularity of the Catholic devotion of Angelus was, in part, due to the popularity of these paintings.
Good condition except for a small tear in the upper left corner, and fragile in the top right corner. 56" x 18.5 "