Signed in pencil lower left "JW North ART"; Note by artist in pencil "Mowing (not reaping) oats in early morning oats are frequently cut while wet with dew. Mowing is cutting by the scythe, reaping is cutting by the sick or reaping hook. Drawn line by line with a brush. - JWN 1914"
Harold Hartley, England (1851-1943): to Sir Harold Hartley, London, England (1878-1972); from whom purchased by MFA April 14,1955.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund