- Catalogue number
- Art.IWM ART 1610
- Art and Popular Design
- Production date
- Subject period
- Frame: wood
- Support: paper
- Glazing: perspex
- Mount: board
- medium: Watercolour
- Frame: Depth 41 mm, Height 651 mm, Width 856 mm
- Support: Height 342 mm, Width 533 mm
- Alternative names
- object category: drawing
- Imperial War Museum. Gift of the artist, 1919
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Image: a view over fields with a crashed aircraft in the background. In the foreground two labourers gather the crop into bundles. The woman ties the sheaf, while the man works with a long handled scythe. They are both bent over their work, unheeding the scene behind.
This work was among ten that Sargent presented to the Imperial War Museum in 1919. In a letter to Alfred Yockney on 27 December 1918, he stated: 'I think my watercolours gain from being seen together in a certain quantity, and I would be glad to add to the four you have selected by giving some more. But I would like to have your assurance that they would all be hung and hung together.'
Framed watercolour painting.
John S. Sargent 1918
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