Here, the haystack is the focus of the painting, casting a shadow into the foreground. The hazy sun, the hills in the distance, and the trees bordering on the left, gracefully complete this Normandy farm scene.
Signature: Signed lower left: E. Le Villain
ENSEMBLE DE 180 AQUARELLES ET HUILES PAR ERNEST LE VILLAIN. 1834-1916. 12/02/1984. Publisher: MES CHAMPIN, LOMBRAIL ET GAUTIER, PARIS
Publication Date: 1984
Ernest Le Villain had the artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot as a mentor, and was a friend of Eugene Boudin and Stanislas Lépine. His expertise was landscapes, still lifes and watercolors. He participated in the Paris Salon between 1870 and 1914.
School of Pontoise