Albert Saverys was one of the younger members of the so-called Second Generation of painters from Latem. At the Academy of Ghent he resisted the efforts of his masters to bracket him too closely in any of the prevailing schools. "Comme jeune artise indpendant, il rompit d'abord, comme il se doit, avec l'acadmisme no-romantique mais sans se pencher nanmoins vers l'expressionisme lineaire, en se contentant de la technique impressioniste trs apprecie cette epoque, avec des nuances pointillistes et luministes" (A. Corbet, Albert Saverys, Antwerp 1950). Saverys first developed his mature style with as Haesaerts says "Un certain divisionisme mme larges coups de brosses". Around 1925 Saverys prefered to paint landscapes, mainly snowy winter landscapes, which show a resemblance with Valerius De Saedeleer and sometimes remind us of the hilly landscapes by Breughel. The present lot is a typical example of that period, with subtle colours and a clear division of planes.