The final version of De Maaier (1946-1952), oil on canvas, 78 x 94 cm., was sold at these rooms on 10 June 1999 as lot 263, for Nlg. 340.000. A sketch from the same series was sold at these rooms on 11 December 1991, as lot 275.
The reaper makes part of one of Van der Leck's earliest well-known paintings De oogst (1904), now in the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterloo. Van der Leck would elaborate the same theme several times in his career. See: Cees Hilhorst, 'Kwartet. Twee teruggevonden Van der Lecks', Jong Holland, 3 (1987)4, pp. 4-15, notably pp. 12-13.