Emile Claus often painted outdoors and was the leading representative of Impressionism in Belgium. This work takes some time to fathom. Only after a while do you notice the six haystacks and the winding river in the distance. The work dates back to a stay in France. Emile Claus’ oeuvre is scattered across the world, in places including Barcelona, Bayonne, Berlin, Bruges, Brussels as well as The Hague, Deurle, Firenze, Gothenburg, Mons, Lille, Ostend, Osaka, Paris, Reims, Rome, Venice, Verviers and Warsaw. Most of his paintings are on display in the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent and the Museum of Deinze and the river Leie Region.