DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
George CLAUSEN | The haymakers

England 1852 – 1944
travelled frequently to France after c.1875
The haymakers 1903
oil on canvas
image 77.0 (h) x 64.3 (w) cm
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
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Clausen painted many scenes of labourers in the fields. In The haymakers he combined his interest in interior and exterior views, looking at the scene from within the barn, contre-jour. In contrast to the theatricality of some Edwardian paintings, Clausen’s work was simple and unaffected, although he tended to idealise rural themes.

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