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

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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