Emile Claus

(1849-1924)

Landscape along the river Lys with farm

circa 1885
oil on canavs on panel
46 x 64 cm (18¹/₈ x 25¹/₄ inches)
signed lower left: Emile Claus

signed lower left: Emile Claus

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Description
This painting is the first version of the great painting De distels (The thistles) or De Leie in Astene (The Leie in Astene), 1885 (or earlier), belonging to the permanent collection of the Groeninge Museum in Bruges (inv.no. 0000.GRO0025.I). Literature: Johan De Smet: Emile Claus en het landleven, cat. (Ghent: Museum of Fine Arts: 2009), no. 69, p. 116-117. 
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