Barn and stable interiors appear in Clausen’s sketchbooks as early as 1884, but it was not until 1897 that the first in a long series of such subjects was exhibited at the Royal Academy. This painting, The Old Barn, contrasts a farmer leaning on a stick in the middle distance with a man working in the background. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 42.3 x 34.0 ins/ 107.5 x 86.4 cm (framed) 51 x 42 ins/ 129.5 x 106.7 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'G Clausen' and dated (lower right); signed and dated 'G. CLAUSEN.1897' (lower left) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas