Constant Permeke (1886-1952)
Art / Drawings and watercolours
1937 - 1939
Charcoal on paper glazed in a giltwood frame
362 x 223 mm; 613 mm (Height); 455 mm (Width)Order this image
Dudmaston, Shropshire (Accredited Museum)
Charcoal on sand coloured paper, The Harvest by Constant Permeke (1886-1952). Late 1930s. A study of two male figures, wearing hats, who appear to be digging. From 1930, Permeke turned to painting peasant scenes and landscapes of his native countryside around Ostend. The rugged construction of these figures is an expressive representation of the slow movement of the countryside but also reflects the vitality of ordinary people at everyday toil. Permeke leaves out any trivial detail and gives us only the essential and the powerful. This artist was regarded as a Flemish Expressionist, but his style remained largely his own.
Sir George Labouchere collection. Bought by private treaty sale from Lord de Ramsay in 2009.
Marks and inscriptions
237 (on reverse in pencil)
Makers and roles
Constant Permeke (1886-1952), artist