The Village Maidens is an oil painting produced between 1851 and 1852 by the French painter Gustave Courbet.
The Village Maidens is also known by the name Young Ladies of the Village. This painting shows Courbets three sistersZélie, Juliette, and Zoéstrolling in a small valley near his native village of Ornans. The critics attacked it as repetitive, graceless, and traditional work. The painting followed realism as an execution-style and first exhibited at the Salon of 1952.
The work can be viewed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art