Signed and dated 1914
Oil on canvas
Veloso Salgado distinguished himself essentially as a portraitist and historical painter. His strong connection to Naturalism, however, allowed him to explore other themes so characteristic of this movement.
On the threshing floor of a rustic house, in front of a wall, two women are organising pumpkins that have accumulated in the foreground of the composition. The play of light and colour, so characteristic of the naturalist aesthetic, is presented here by the pumpkins’ different shades of yellow.