A Man Threshing Beside a Wagon, Farm Buildings Behind  1617

by Peter Paul Rubens

While this wagon recurs in several paintings, Peter Paul Rubens may have intended this drawing as an independent work of art, rather than a study. Although its composition is simple, this humble genre scene displays Rubens's characteristic lively technique. The sharp perspective, unusual rear view, and lack of alignment between front and rear axles draw the viewer into the...
25.4 x 41.4 cm
Red, black, blue, green, and yellow chalk, with touches of pen and brown ink, on pale gray paper
Courtesy of The Getty