Germany 1877 – Australia 1968
Australia from 1884; Europe, England 1899-1903
Dutch farm worker gathering wood
oil on canvas
58.0 (h) x 52.6 (w) cm
Bequest of M.H. Joyner 1993, Art Gallery of South Australia
Dutch farm worker gathering wood 1901 is a conventional essay in the Dutch Barbizon manner, but Heysen has nevertheless captured the sincerity and solidarity of a hardworking peasant, a theme he would explore more fully on return to Australia with the farm workers of Hahndorf.