Emile CLAUS (Vive-Saint-Eloi 1849 - Astene 1924)
Grainstacks in the Snow
Pastel on buff paper.
Signed E. Claus at the lower left.
181 x 239 mm. (7 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.) [sheet]
This small pastel landscape may be approximately dated to the early 1890s, and reveals the influence on Emile Claus of the work of Claude Monet, whom he met in Paris at around this time. Similar grainstacks appear in a number of Claus’s paintings of this period, such as The Gleaners of 1894 in the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent and Landscape with Grainstacks in a private collection.