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Classification: Pastel »
Theme: landscape »
Medium: Pastel »
Support: on cardboard »
Year(s): 1913 »
PS 83
The Harvesters
Pastel on cardboard
26 x 37 in. (66 x 94 cm) (sight size)
Neither signed, nor dated
Private collection, USA
Inv. Lotty Urban-Leteneur, n.d. [ante 1953], s.n., private archives: no. [53], p. 2, Pastels: Les Moissonneurs.
No known exhibitions.
Literature & Primary Sources
Philippe Smit. ALS to René Massé. Hilversum, n.d. [received 9 November 1914].
"[...] alors si tu veux tu pourra[s]/ demander a mon père et/ tu pourra[s] aller la[1] cherchez/ dans ma chambre avec lui/ car j’avais tout à fait/ oublié. et tu verra[s] peut être/ en même temps ce grand/ pastel de fleurs des champs que j’ai fait a Osny. et les/ moissonneurs et aussi le/ pastel que j'avais rap[p]orté/ de Hollande des Usines de Gaz/ avec une plaine de bruyère/ comments les trouves tu?/ Oh René j’ai encore un tableau/ a Osny des champs de coquelicots/ ça serait peut etre beaucoup de/ te demandez que tu pouvait/ le cherchez Mais je craint/ que tu ne puis sortir de/ Paris? [...]" [sic]  (... if you like you could ask my father and you could fetch it[1] with him from my room, as I forgot it completely. And maybe you will see the same time the large pastel of field flowers which I did in Osny. And the Harvesters and also the pastel which I brought back from Holland of gas factories with a field of heather, how do you like them? Oh René I have another painting of poppy fields in Osny, perhaps that is too much to ask to fetch it. But I fear that you cannot leave Paris? ...) (Philippe Smit 1914)

[1] The doll for René Massé’s daughter Eliane.

Record last updated April 18, 2017. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: Narzt, Andreas and Castellani, Florence. "The Harvesters, c.1913 (PS 83)." The Complete Works of Philippe Smit. (accessed on September 26, 2021).