pastel: 47 cm x 100 cm

Albert Baertsoen did very few pastel drawings, and this one is also quite exceptional in its size. The artist saw the view of the grounds from the Voortman house as a scene that exuded a mood of peace and tranquillity. The indistinct contours, the hazy reflections and the agitated sketchy line all create an atmospheric charge that link Baertsoen to contemporary Intimism. This movement added a more symbolic tension to the loose technique and colour use of Impressionism.